LMES in COST action

We’re happy to announce, that LMES is a part of successful COST action proposal “Protection, Resilience, Rehabilitation of damaged environment”. Dr Grzegorz Pasternak will act as an MC member and Ms. Karolina Kordek from Prof. Piotr Rutkowski’s group will be an MC substitute member.

The action spans several researchers from the field of bioelectrochemical systems. It consists of 9 EU countries, as well as collaborating groups from outside of the EU.

Paper release – Frontiers in Microbiology

Surface active agents may play a crucial role in bioelectrochemical systems – they may boost their power and interact with bacteria. Check out our first review in this upcoming field of bioelectrochemistry. A great collaboration with Miriam Rosenbaum from Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology and Theresia Desy Askitosari from University of Surabaya.

Full text available here

Research Agreement with OIST, Japan

New year came across with lots of microbial power. In January we have just started a collaborative agreement with Okinawa Institute of Research and Technology in Japan and its group of Biology Systems (Prof. Igor Goryanin).

Together with OIST’s Dr. Łukasz Szydłowski, we will develop his 96-MFC array and search for new electroactive communities and deal with distillery wastewater.

L-MES wins NCN grant !!!

We are proud to announce that our group has received the funding from the National Science Centre in prestigous Opus programme.

We will lead an interdisciplinary work on simultaneous bioelectrochemical degradation and biosynthesis in collaboration with the other groups in our Faculty of Chemistry as well as Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology (University of Trento).

Visitng scholar – Lhadi Otmani

Since today we are hosting Mr. Lhadi Otmani – a researcher from University Ferhat Abbas in Algeria.

Lhadi came across to work with us on Microbial Fuel Cell technology. His goal is to enhance his research scope with sustainable and distributed electricity sources for which the MFCs are the right choice.

Welcome to Poland!

Scientific Reports – paper on Hep B removal in MFCs

Our new paper with Bristol BioEnergy Centre has just been released in Scientific Reports. We were investigating the suscpectibility of important infectious disease carrier – Hepatitis B to removal in microbial fuel cell system. It appeared, that both surface and core proteins of the viral structure can be destroyed in bioelectrochemical systems!

Nature's Scientific Reports Logo Full text of the paper available here