Project:

Bacterial arsenic bio-methylation and bio-volatilization pathways. This study aims to unravel the bacterial biochemical steps leading to volatile arsenicals by combining state-of-the-art analytical speciation techniques with microbiological and molecular biological techniques. Research of the bio-methylation and bio-volatilization of arsenic will allow a better understanding of its biogeochemical cycle and may lead to direct applications for the bioremediation of arsenic polluted sites. 

This project is a collaboration with Prof. Rizlan Bernier-Latmani research group (Environmental Microbiology Laboratory-EML) (hyperlink to http://eml.epfl.ch/​), at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne-EPFL.