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Photofermentation and Biodegradation of PAH

Published on 24 January 2019
Leader

John C Willison
Laboratoire Chimie et Biologie des Métaux
CEA-Grenoble
17 avenue des Martyrs
38 054 Grenoble cedex 09
Phone: (33) 4 38 78 57 49
Fax: (33) 4 38 78 54 87

Biography

Research interests
• Photofermentation of organic compounds and biological hydrogen production
• Relationships between carbon metabolism, nitrogen metabolism and hydrogen production in photosynthetic bacteria
• Use of gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for the detection and identification of organic compounds of environmental interest
• Biodegradation and bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
• Prokaryotic biodiversity in hypersaline environments
• Genetics and regulation of nitrogen fixation in the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus
• Genetic analysis of aerobic and anaerobic respiration in Paracoccus denitrificans.

Research projects