Don Chen chend at
Wed Nov 8 22:25:16 EST 1995

bass 917  wrote:

>In article <47dth9$jp8 at>, ethel86 at (Ethel86) says:
>>    My name is Neil Canavan, a fourth year biology student here at the
>>Bera Institute (aka Brooklyn College) where graduation casts it's long
>>over a chilly playground.
>>    So, to the point.  I would like to work in bioremediation.  However,
>>since the term is so broad, i don't know what direction to take when
>>a specific discipline.  Recent patents have involved a battalion of
>>diversification;  from geneticists, to microbiologists, to
>>biochemists.....right on down the line.  How can anyone know what future
>>needs will be?
>>    The second problem is tracking those doing the actual contracted work.
>>The only company I am currently aware of is Phytotech, out in Jersey, and
>>(Burt Ensley) is using macrophytes on soil contamination.  No doubt this
>>is collecting botanists.  So, you see, the possibilities are too vast for
>>little brain to sift.
>>    What I need are suggestions, ranging from stern advice, to wild
>>conjecture about where I could look, who I could talk to, and what I may
>>consider when commiting to the death spiral called Graduate School.  
>>                                                          with hat in
>>                                                          Neil Canavan
>>Please note that "tune in, turn on and drop out"  is no longer
>>considered a valid response.
>>Why don't you send me your e-mail address, maybe I can help

Check out the recent issue of Genetic Engineering News about:

1. general directions taken for bioremediation
2. companies involved in bioremediation

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         Dogs dream of bones, fishermen of fish. -Theocritus

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