• Water quality
  • water & health
  • Genomic techniques

Keynote address: How we can apply novel molecular methods in Water engineering?

Organization IWA
Author Per Nielsen
Year 2014
Topics Water & Health
Level of action River basins/ River basin level


The DNA revolution in water engineering: the secret lives of the microbes that drive these systems was the focus of the keynote speech of Per Nielsen.

Per Nielsen is full professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at Aalborg University, heads the multidisciplinary Center for Microbial Communities. For over 25 years, his research group has been active in leading environmental biotechnology research. He will discuss the unprecedented development in DNA technologies over the past 10 years, which has revolutionised the capabilities to investigate and understand the human genome, and why it is now time to focus on the microbes in water.