"Environment" research area

Bioremediation Using Fungi

 Jonathan Shilling is studying how to improve bioremediation rates using fungi. The team are working with fungi that can enhance hydrophobic pollutant capture and in many cases degrade these compounds directly, if not increasing their bioavailability to other microbes in a biofilm. They have already found success with methane remediation using fungi and are studying how that will hold true for a range of other hydrophobic compounds.