How microbes affect the mobility and toxicity of metal(loid)s
The overarching goals of our research are to determine how microbes interact with contaminants at the cellular level and to evaluate the consequences of these interactions at the ecosystem level. We are interested in how microbes sense and transform metals, particularly for detoxification, as well as how this information can be applied to the development of novel analytical and bioremediation tools.
The Poulain Lab is part of the NSERC funded CREATE program "Mine of Knowledge", an interdisciplinary training program, in a multi-institutional setup designed to train highly qualified individuals capable of fulfilling the demands of the mining industry in the field of technological innovation and environmental management. More information can be found by clicking on the image above.