Nico Boon

Nico Boon is Associate Senior Professor at the Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (Ghent University) and Head of the Department of Microbial and Biochemical Technology. His areas of interests have been the development of molecular methods for the qualitative and quantitative description of microorganisms and investigations of microbial processes in carbon and nitrogen cycling, novel bioaugmentation strategies for xenobiotics. During the last years, the research interests are focussed on the development of new microbial ecological theories to link the microbial community structure to functionality. He has responsibilities in major national international research programs