Chlorination effects on DNA based characterization of water microbiomes and implications for the interpretation of data from disinfected systems

Kishor, with our colleagues in Tanzania, has published an article in the Journal of Environmental Management showing that DNA fragments are much more resilient under chlorination than intact cells or culturable bacteria. Consequently, complementary plate count methods remain essential for the correct interpretation of molecular data for disinfected waters. An important insight gained from the IMAGINE project.

Kishor wins Rapid Response Funding

Dr Kishor Acharya was awarded a Rapid Response Grant from the Global Challenge Academy to work with the Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA), Addis Ababa University and the International Water Management Institute, in Ethiopia. The project aim is to share best practice for personnel working in the collection, treatment and management of wastewater.

New BBSRC/NERC research translation award to continue our collaboration with KMUTT on aquaculture

A new research translation award by the BBSRC and NERC will enable us to continue our productive collaboration with Prof Soydoa Vinitnantharat and her team at KMUTT in Thailand. The topic of the award is “A Framework for Sustainable Aquaculture within Peri-Urban Green Infrastructures Protecting the Gulf of Thailand”. The project focuses on engagement with the stakeholders in government and aquaculture practitioners.