ARISTO project summer school

Six funded places available to PhD students interested in microbial ecology, environmental risk assessment and pollutants biodegradation The EU funded ARISTO project is organising a summer school that aims to provide insights into the complex interactions driving the response of environmental microbial communities to different stressors. Topics covered will include biodegradation of pollutants and the life cycle and responses of N cycling microbial groups and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as key functional microbial groups in soil ecosystems. Novel risk assessment approaches for pesticides and terrestrial ecosystems will be presented, including soil …

ARISTO project update

The first newsletter of the ARISTO project is out now. The European Commission funded project aims to revolutionise how the toxicity of pesticides to soil microorganisms is assessed. Nine research fellows are being trained in a multinational and multidisciplinary environment by seven academic and nine industrial partners, of which NCIMB Ltd is one. In this first newsletter, ARISTO project coordinator Prof Dimitrios Karpouzas, explains the importance of improving the assessment of pesticide toxicity in relation to soil microorganisms. Soil microorganisms are the growth engines of the terrestrial ecosystems, and essential …