Phil Dennis, (Ontario) will present “Leveraging the Power of Next Generation Sequencing to Understand Microbial Processes at Contaminated Sites” at the Focused Remediation Seminars (FRS) Virtual Webinar at 2:25 PM EDT on May 12, 2022.

Phil is a Principal Molecular Biologist with more than 20 years of experience focused environmental microbiology, molecular genetic testing, enhanced bioremediation and technology commercialization. He currently directs the molecular testing services, next generation sequencing and is the innovation lead for SiREM’s research and development program. He has also played a leading role in developing relationships with many universities and serves on the Board for University of Waterloo Center for Microbial Research.

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The responses received during the premiere offering of the Focused Remediation Seminars were overwhelmingly positive, and there have been multiple requests for additional FRS partnerships. Accordingly, the 2022 FRS schedule has been announced with new guest speakers from 212 Environmental, Dakota Technologies, Inc., Eagle Synergistic, EPRO Services Inc., FRx, Inc.Groundswell Technologies, Inc.Gregg Drilling, Hartman Environmental GeoscienceSiREM, and VaporSafe.

The 2022 event will present detailed technical information on best-available remedial technologies, modern advances in process chemistries, design and selection criteria, remedial construction/implementation strategies, and field monitoring.  These seminars are offered at no cost to attend (pre-registration required), and certificates for CEU credits, Professional Development Hours, and/or LSP credits upon full participation and completion of the event are provided.


Next generation sequencing (NGS) provides comprehensive and cost-effective insights into microbial community function and dynamics in complex microbial systems including bioremediation sites, wastewater treatment systems and landfills. NGS provides detailed microbial community composition that helps us better understand the current and potential functions of microbial communities. This session will provide background on the benefits and uses of NGS data, while providing insights into sample collection, the NGS process and data outputs that increase interpretability. Case study results will be used to demonstrate how NGS increases our ability to understand how microbial communities impact, and respond to, changing site conditions.

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