Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Nelson Khan
Name: Nelson Khan (Kenya)

Department Environmental Microbiology

Flag Kenya
Research topic

Elucidation of Extremophilic Fungal-Bacterial interactions in biodegradation of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs).


At UFZ since

October 2015

How did you learn about the UFZ?

Through DAAD advertisement booklet and Dr. Lukas Wick

Why did you come to the UFZ?

Because the theme of my PhD thesis falls within environmental research. My work focuses on development of eco-friendly bioremediation methods in which efficient OCP degraders can be introduced in a contaminated ecosystem by bio-augmentation and spread within the system through fungal mediated transport or horizontal gene transfer. I thought UFZ would the best place to conduct my research.