ECESP Circular talks – Bioremediation as an effective tool for a clean environment

12 Sep 2023


The SYMBIOREM project will feature at the webinar organised by the ECESP Leadership Group on Bioeconomy that will take place on 12 September 2023.

The theme of the webinar is Bioremediation as an effective tool for a clean environment. It will bring together an expert panel to discuss ways to clean up the environment using nature-based solutions and achieve zero-pollution.

Two representatives of SYMBIOREM will feature in a very stimulating program:

Dr. Tiziana Centofanti (ALCHEMIA NOVA) will participate to the session dedicated to different and innovative bioremediation techniques and will present about the bioremediation of polluted fresh water.

Dr. Leire Ruiz Rubio (University of the Basque Country) will be one of the four panelists to animate the final discussion together with representatives of other EU-funded projects, such as NYMPHE, MIBIREM, and BIOSYSMO.

This is meant to be highly interactive webinar. You can play an active part before and during the event by sharing your views and ask all your questions to speakers. Through the registration page you will be able to send your questions to experts in advance.


And check out the full program!

Moderator: Agnieszka Sznyk

10.00 – 10.15 Introduction to bioremediation
Agnieszka Sznyk INNOWO 
Giulio Zanaroli Associate Professor, University of Bologna

Opinion poll questions 

10.15 – 10.35 Bioremediation policy context by the EU Commission
Dr. Silvia Maltagliati, Policy Officer Circular Economy and Bio-Based Systems, DG RT
Cillian Lohan, European Economic and Social Committee

Opinion poll questions

10.35 – 11.05 Bioremediation techniques
Bacterial remediation, mycoremediation, phytoremediation, electro-bioremediation

  • Biomodeling microbiom solutions, Prof. Marco Candela (PhD), Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Vermiremediation, Marcus Horn, Professor for Soil Microbiology, Leibniz University of Hannover
  • Electrobioremediation 
  • The inherent capacity of surrounding macrophytes and their hidden allies for phytoremediation, Blanca Velasco Arroyo, University of Burgos 
  • Bioremediation of Polluted Freshwater: A Symbiotic Relationship between Freshwater Mussels and Macrophytes on a Floating Platform, Dr. Tiziana Centofanti, ALCHEMIA NOVA, Austria

Opinion poll questions

11.05 – 11.35 Panel discussion 

  • Giulio Zanaroli, UNIBO, NYMPHE Coordinator 
  • Dr. Thomas Reichenauer, MIBIREM Scientific Coordinator
  • Dr. Leire Ruiz Rubio, SYMBIOREM coordinator
  • Lila Otero, BIOSYSMO coordinator

11.3 – 11.45 Q&A

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