Chairs: Ms. Carmen Lebrόn, Naval Facilities Engineering Command – Engineering Service Center and Dr. Paul Hatzinger, Shaw Environmental, Inc.
Keynote: Dr. Frank Löffler, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Description: Environmental molecular diagnostics (EMDs) encompass a range of innovative techniques used to analyze biological and chemical processes in soils, sediments, water, and air. These techniques focus on the analysis of stable isotopes and biological molecules such as DNA or enzymes. EMDs, particularly compound-specific isotope analysis and quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis, are increasingly used in environmental site characterization and remediation, notably for chlorinated solvents and perchlorate. EMDs also hold promise for identifying and quantifying degradation processes for other contaminants. This session examined the current and potential future applications of these techniques in environmental restoration.
Welcome & Introduction by Session Chair(Presentation)
Ms. Carmen Lebrόn Dr. Paul Hatzinger
Naval Facilities EngineeringCommand – Engineering Service Center Shaw Environmental, Inc.
KEYNOTE: The Value of Environmental Molecular Diagnostics for Knowledge-Based Bioremediation (Presentation — Abstract)
Dr. Frank Löffler
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Genome-Enabled Molecular Tools for Reductive Dehalogenation (Presentation — Abstract)
Dr. Alfred Spormann
Stanford University – Departments of Chemical Engineering and of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Use of a Phylogenetic Microarray for Accurate and Reproducible Characterization of Microbial Communities Associated with Bioremediation (Presentation — Abstract)
Dr. Gary Andersen
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Earth Sciences Division
Applications of Stable Isotope Analysis for Environmental Remediation and Forensics (Presentation — Abstract)
Dr. Paul Hatzinger
Shaw Environmental, Inc.
Protocol for Use of Nucleic Acid-Based Tools for Monitoring Bioremediation at Chlorinated Solvent Sites (Presentation — Abstract)
Dr. Erik Petrovskis
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Ms. Carmen Lebrόn andDr. Paul Hatzinger