Developing Bioremediation Strategies Using Yeast
Our consumption of raw materials and energy use will continue to generate waste that outpaces our ability to manage and remediate it. Specifically, heavy metal waste is a primary cause of environmental damage and public health concerns. My talk will highlight the limitations in current remediation methods and argue for the use of biologically engineered strategies as a more cost-effective and efficient process to handle waste. My strategy is simple, to engineer the common baker’s yeast to be an agent for heavy metal waste cleanup.