Metagenomic study of dechlorinating microbial communities in vitro and in situ

The project is focused on study of commercial microbial cultures for biological remediation of soils and ground waters contaminated by chlorinated organic. The successful elaboration and improvement of the products requires analysis on molecular-genetic level and developing of specific techniques (16S pyrotag pipeline) for microbial communities profiling and metabolic reconstruction. The work benefits to industry partner by providing comprehensive information on functional and taxonomic structure of the studied microbial communities. Implementation of semi-automatic procedure for tracking of the microbial communities structure is crucial for efficient managing of the bioremediation and provides SiREM lab a new ready-to-use service which significantly improve technical support of clients.

Kirill Krivushin
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Elizabeth Edwards