The upcoming 14th International AquaConSoil Conference (June 26-30, Lyon) will focus on sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and water resources. On Monday June 26, a short precourse on molecular biology tools and their application to environmental remediation management will be offered to attendees (free of additional charge). Registration is now open.
Title : Molecular biology tools and their application to environmental remediation management
Date of event : Monday, 26 June 2017 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Organizer : Jean-Michel Monier (PhD) – ENOVEO
Objective: Present the different molecular tools available, their use, the kind of information they provide as well as their benefits to environmental remediation management. The potential audience includes environmental professionals (engineers, site managers, regulators, stakeholders…)
Overview: Molecular Biology Tools (MBTs) are a group of advanced techniques used for the analyses of living organisms and biomolecules. In the past 20 years, these tools have found numerous applications in different sectors (diagnostic, medicine, defense, human genetics…) and more recently have been applied successfully to various environmental issues including environmental remediation management. Their growing success in this field lies in the fact that MBTs can complement conventional data (historical, physicochemical, geochemical or hydrogeological data) by providing complementary and often unique information to optimize remediation strategies (detection and quantification of microorganisms, genes involved in contaminant biodegradation, feasibility, rates of degradation processes…). MBTs found their application in each stage of site management, from initial characterization to site closure, can be applied to any environmental matrices such as soil, sediments and water and address most organic contaminants (petroleum hydrocarbons, PAHs, chlorinated solvents, PCBs, perchlorate…) as well as the fate of metallic trace elements. The course will describe the tools available, the type of information they provide, when and how they can be applied for environmental diagnostic and remediation management, as well as illustrate how MBTs can benefit regulators, consultants or stakeholders to better understand their sites and optimize remediation strategies.
Registration : Register here