Tu Thi Anh Le

Our research deals with the impact of Carbon nano tubes (CNTs) on bacterial viability. Microorganisms are important components in ecosystems, serving in food webs and global biogeochemical cycles. Any negative effects on these microbial ecosystems will impact whole ecosystems. Additionally, identifying the mechanisms of microbial cytotoxicity may allow us to better understand cytotoxicity in eukaryotic cells.

Therefore, we propose that entrapped cells would be suitable alternatives to free cells in the bioremediation of chemical contaminants in soil and water that contain CNTs such as soils under landfills and industrial wastewater. We also study the effect of CNTs on bacterial cells entrapped in a porous polymer, which is a common biotechnological technique used to retain bacteria in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.