Nico Boon

Ghent University, Belgium


Nico Boon obtained a Ph.D. degree in the environmental microbiology at Ghent University. From 2002 to 2006, he worked at the Ghent University, as a Doctoral Assistant of the Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering). Since October 2006 , he has been appointed as a Professor of molecular microbial ecology at LabMET. His research interests are fundamental microbial-ecological questions related to ecosystem functioning, bioaugmentation and inoculation strategies, as well as bioprecipitation of catalytic particles. Within LabMET, he supervises the Microbial Ecology Research Cluster, involved in the microbial ecology of soil, aquifer, drinking water, and activated sludge systems, using molecular methods. This group comprising environmental engineers and molecular biologists has built up experience in the study of the microbial community structure in and functioning of biodegradation processes.

Biography Updated on 5 April 2009

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