Announcement: Guest Lecture in April!

We are happy to welcome our friend Manuel Porcar for a guest lecture about Bioprospecting plastic eaters on Friday, 1 April 2022, at 11 a.m. (UTC +1).

Plastic contamination is a major environmental challenge, which can be tackled from a biotechnological perspective. Bioremediation, which implies using microorganisms or microbial consortia to degrade plastic, is a promising yet not fully optimized possibility. This talk will describe several examples of bioprospecting efforts carried out on natural and semi-artificial environments with the aim of selecting in the laboratory plastic-degrading microorganisms that may contribute to biodegrade plastic contaminants in the environment.