Session 34: Applying omics to wastewater treatment
Thursday, July 28, 2016: 2:00 PM-5:30 PM
Bayside A, 4th Fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
Steven W. Singer - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Rose Kantor - University of California Berkeley
Wastewater generated from municipal and industrial sources is both an environmental challenge and an opportunity for biotechnological innovation. Microbial communities are central to the processing of wastewater and controlling the dynamics and outputs of these wastewater communities is critical to harnessing the potential of wastewater. Recent advances in metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics have provided important new insights into the functioning of these communities and provided an important testing ground for new methods in ‘omics technologies. A key insight of these ‘omics methods is the important role that uncultivated microbes play in the wastewater communities. In this session, we will explore the application of ‘omics technologies to wastewater treatment and highlight the functional roles of uncultivated microbial populations.
2:00 PM
The molecular mechanisms and evolution of polyphosphate accumulation in Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis
Ben Oyserman, Mr. Francisco Moya, Dr. Daniel Noguera and Dr. Katherine McMahon, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
2:30 PM
Intregrated multi-omics of oleaginous microbial consortia in biological wastewater treatment plants
Paul Wilmes, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
3:00 PM
Break, Grand Ballroom Foyer 5th Fl
3:30 PM
Genome-centric view of metagenomes from methanogenic wastewater treatment sludge: a new opportunity to understand microbial ecology of engineered systems
Yuji Sekiguchi, Biomedical Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
4:00 PM
A metabolic framework for microbial thiocyanate degradation from meta-omics
Rose S. Kantor1, Robert J. Huddy2, Ramsunder Iyer3, Brian C. Thomas4, Robert L. Hettich5, Susan T.L. Harrison2 and Jillian F. Banfield4, (1)Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, (2)Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa, (3)Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, (4)Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, (5)BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
4:30 PM
Microbial survival in drinking water systems.
Ameet Pinto, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
5:00 PM
A new platform for contamination-resistant biorefining: engineering extreme alkaliphile Bacillus marmarensis for unsterilized fermentation in wastewater
David G. Wernick, Sammy P. Pontrelli, Alexander W. Pollock and James Liao, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
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