Recent years have seen the development of high throughput molecular technologies to better study the environment. Omics methodologies have been used to study how chemicals in our environment can affect both aquatic and terrestrial organisms. How these organisms respond to various environmental stresses has significantly contributed to our knowledge of environmental risk assessment.
Moreover, metagenomics has revolutionized the environmental science field by coming up with improved strategies for monitoring the impact of pollutants on the ecosystem and also devising ways to clean up the contaminated environment. Also, analyzing environmental samples have led to the discovery of giant viruses in saline deserts and Antarctic dry valleys!!
Come join us to know more on how Omics tools and techniques can be used to understand and better preserve our environment.