Ana Maria Barral

Ana Maria Barral

Aug 06, 2016

Group 6 Copy 22
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    While many studies have focused on the visible impact of ocean plastic, we know much less about the impact of microbes that choose plastic as their home, forming the so-called plastisphere. The goal of my project is to evaluate the microbial diversity on floating plastic such as retail plastic bags in coastal waters and its potential impact on humans living on coastal areas. The project uses metagenomic next generation sequencing and standard microbiology techniques.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Water Purification for Developing Countries

    Each year, more than 3.5 million people die from lack of access to clean water in developing countries. Our...

    Aptapaper: Detecting Pathogens on a Simple Piece of Paper

    The Michigan Synthetic Biology Team is excited to be building Aptapaper, a device used to detect proteins on...

    Backer Badge Funded