7th World Congress on Microbiology
Ibrahim M Banat
University of Ulster, UK
Ibrahim M Banat is a Professor of Microbial Biotechnology at the University of Ulster, UK, having more than 30 years’ experience in academic and research institutions in Europe and abroad and has several active collaborative projects within the EU and other international academic and industrial establishments. His research interests include biosurfactant and bio-actives production and potential utilization in environmental oil pollution control and hydrocarbon polluted land bioremediation and microbial enhanced oil recovery. He is concentrating on investigating biomedical, pharmaceutical, health and cosmetics related applications of biosurfactants. He also has interest and worked on molecular and cell biology of thermophilic geobacilli bacteria and bioethanol fermentation and the molecular biology of biosurfactant producers.