Microbiome Engineering

Environmental Biotechnology


Environmental BiotechnologyEnvironmental Biotechnology focuses on the technologies and tools to enable deployment of engineered microbiomes in the land, air, water, and human landscapes for purposes related to remediation, natural resource management, environmental monitoring, and species management. In contrast to other sectors – including industry and agriculture – engineered microbiomes in the environment will inevitably be interacting with natural microbiomes. Scientific aims therefore reflect a desire not only to introduce new organisms, but also to engineer and preserve existing biodiversity.

Societal Challenges

Last updated: October 1, 2020