Alternative Microbiomes are Not Fake News! One for Public Health and One for Our Climate

Harold (Hal) May, MUSC

24 January 2020

We often limit our thought about microbiomes to the one we carry around with us.  That one is very important.  However, we are surrounded by many more and are capable of directing them in useful ways.  For example, how might we construct them to help us with environmental problems such as the destruction of harmful pollutants or the production of useful and valuable chemicals.  Dr. May and his colleagues have worked with several such microbial systems and with this seminar he will describe two of them: one designed to destroy polychlorinated biphenyls in situ and one to convert renewable electricity and CO2 into fuels to help address climate change (disruption).