Objectives

  1. To generate a knowledge base of bacterial gene expression programs and of subsequent physiological activity with particular relevance to biodegradation under real stress conditions to such a detailed level as to allow rational and predictable application in the environment

  2. To categorize the effect of environmental boundary conditions on bacterial behaviour of both individual cells and populations and within the context of in situ mixed microbial communities to a level that allows rational engineering optimization

  3. To develop bacterial formulations in physical forms from low value waste materials that allow large-scale environmental inoculation procedures and to demonstrate the directed application of such formulations to achieve targeted removal, treatment and prevention of recurring and notoriously difficult pollutants.

Université de Lausanne Seventh framework programme Europe