Environmental Microbiology - Bioremediation and biodegradation

Tuesday, August 14, 2012: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Meeting Room 9-10, Columbia Hall, Terrace Level (Washington Hilton)
Melanie R. Mormile
The use of microorganisms for remediating contaminated sites provides more environmentally friendly methods than more conventional methodologies. In our session, we will cover topics ranging from metal (chromium and mercury) remediation, the latest insights into hydrocarbon biodegradation, and the state of the science for munitions degradation.

8:00 AM
Methanogenic hydrocarbon biodegradation
Lisa M. Gieg, S. Jane Fowler, Carolina Berdugo Clavijo and Courtney R.A. Toth, Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
8:25 AM
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degradation network in Mycobacterium vanbaalenii PYR-1
Carl E. Cerniglia, Ohgew Kweon and Seong-Jae Kim, Microbiology, FDA/National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR
8:50 AM
A multipronged approach ranging from pure cultures to microbial communities to determine the mechanism of mercury methylation
Dwayne A. Elias1, Steven Brown2, Mircea Podar2, Craig Brandt3 and Anthony V. Palumbo4, (1)Biosciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, (2)Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, (3)ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, (4)Oak Ridge National Laboratory
9:15 AM
9:35 AM
Diverse metabolism of toxic isonitrile compounds and the degrading enzymes
Michihiko Kobayashi, Institute of Applied Biochemistry, and Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
10:00 AM
10:25 AM
Mixed biological and abiotic reactions for RDX and DNAN biodegradation in groundwater and adsorbed to granular activated carbon
Kevin Finneran and Kayleigh Millerick, Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University, Anderson, SC
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