Optimizing plant microbiome for pollution control

   School of Engineering

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  Dr Lucia Rodriguez-Freire  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

This project aims to understand and optimize the plant microbiome in order to control the fate and transport of complex contaminant mixtures in the environment. The student will lead a project investigating the interaction between plant and microorganisms in response to pollutant exposure and the changes in contaminants fate. The student will use a combination of novel analytical techniques and molecular biology tools to investigate these processes. Results from this work will identify novel mechanisms that control contaminant transformation, and plant uptake in the environment in order to promote the immobilization or degradation of pollutants. 

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Chemistry (6) Engineering (12) Environmental Sciences (13)

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