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These UK-SBRP Students and Post-Docs Authored
Posters and Gave Presentations for the 2007 KRCEE
Scientific and Technical Symposium
UK-SRP Faculty, Students, and Post-Docs Present at KRCEE Scientific and Technical Symposium

(Oct. 2007) - A number of UK-SRP faculty, student, and post-doc researchers presented at the 2007 Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment (KRCEE) Scientific and Technical Symposium on October 30th and 31st at Marriott's Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington, KY. This symposium brought together representatives from state and federal government, industry, and academia to discuss projects underway at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Superfund site in western Kentucky. Sessions covered data management issues, new technologies, historic and current seismic activities and assessments, surface and ecological issues, and groundwater modelling.

As KRCEE Director, UK-SBRP Research Translation Core Leader Dr. Lindell Ormsbee hosted the event and presented about a number of topics, including a land acquisition study. UK-SRP Chloro-Organic Degradation Primary Investigator Dr. Dibakar Bhattacharrya and Whole-Cell Sensing Primary Investigator Dr. Sylvia Daunert presented their research and findings to an audience that included representatives of the US Department of Energy, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Kentucky Division of Waste Management, and Kentucky and Illinois colleges and universities, as well as technology corporations and consultants. Dr. Bhattacharrya was assisted in his presentaton by Scott Lewis and David Meyer, students who are supported by the SBRP program.

Dr. Ormsbee D.B. Bhattacharrya Dr. Sylvia Daunert
Dr. Lindell Ormsbee Dr. Dibakar Bhattacharrya Dr. Sylvia Daunert

A luncheon during the first day of the symposium provided a venue for poster presentations by a number of UK-SBRP graduate students and post-doc researchers. From Dr. Bernhard Hennig's group, Elizabeth Oesterling presented an overview of the UK-SRP, while Xabier Arzuaga's poster was entitled "Dietary Flavanoids Block PCB-Induced Proinflammatory Responses in Vascular Endothelial Cells". Kendrick Turner, a student from Dr. Daunert's lab, presented "Development of a Protein-Based Sensing System for the Quantitation of Hydroxylated Polychlorinated Biphenyls". Karthik Ventakatachalam, from Dr. Bhattacharrya's group, presented "Reductive Dechlorination of 3,3',4,4'-Tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB77) Using Palladium or Palladium/Iron Nanoparticles and Assessment of the Reduction in Toxic Potency in Vascular Endothelial Cells". Carolyn Hofe and Megan Finnie presented the Outreach Core's "Nutrition Education Provides Outreach to Improve Health-Related Behaviors for Superfund Communities".

A complete agenda, along with number of abstracts, posters, and presentations from the event, can be viewed in the KRCEE Symposium Proceedings. The 2007 KRCEE Scientific and Technical Symposium was coordinated and co-sponsored by the UK-SRP Research Translation Core and the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute.