The study of the mechanisms of uptake, transport, accumulation and metabolism of pollutants in plants is not only an important aspect of phytotechnology, i.e. the use of living plants to solve environmental problems – in this case, pollution removal, but also the production of safe food.
Cooperation with Prof. Hideyuki Inui’s research team will allow conducting research as part of an IDUB project entitled: "Control of bioaccumulation of Persistent Organic Pollutants in cucurbits – production of safe food vs. bioremediation of contaminated sites".
The University of Lodz scientists took part in scientific seminars organised in Tsukuba and in Hyogo thanks to two research projects: Prof. Urbaniak is pursuing her research stay as part of the EMBO Short-Term Fellowship, and Dr Mierzejewska thanks to a joint Polish-Japanese project as part of a scientific cooperation agreement between the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (whose Prof. Magdalena Urbaniak is a Polish co-ordinator on behalf of the Polish Academy of Sciences).
The seminars were held in the Center for Environmental Science in Saitama (CESS), The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in Tsukuba and in the Institute of Environmental Sciences in Hyogo Prefecture.
Edit: Promotion Centre, University of Lodz