Analogies in biotransformation between communities from different environments/conditions
This working group will discuss similarities and dissimilarities in the factors that govern the observed biotransformation capacity of microbial communities across different environmental compartments under similar or/and different environmental and operational conditions. Specifically, the following questions will be monitored throughout the conference: To what extent is the relative biodegradability of contaminants conserved across environments? To what extent do similar conditions foster improved biodegradation across environments? What is the role of different bioavailability limitations in different environments? Do these insights lead to opportunities for “reading contaminant biotransformation across” environments, scientific disciplines, engineering approaches? Which practical applications could profit from “read across”?