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Research Thesis Topic

Fungal Enzymes for Plastics Biodegradation

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Fungal Enzymes for Plastics Biodegradation


Plastic pollution is a growing environmental problem, in part due to the extremely stable and durable nature of this polymer. As recycling does not provide a complete solution, this research will focus on alternative ways of degrading plastic. Fungi provide a wide array of enzymes specialized in the degradation of recalcitrant substances and are very promising candidates in the field of plastic degradation. The candidate will work with USQ own fungal culture collection to investigate plastic biodegradation

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Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Crop Health
  • School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Field of Research
  • Ecological Applications
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering

Available Academic Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Master of Research (MRES)

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Not Applicable

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