Themes Percentage (%)
Improved systems for modeling activities and pathways (metabolic/biochem./biorem.); enabling identification of organisms to use, and predicting outcomes under particular environmental conditions and relevant physical, chemical and biological properties. 24.7
Searchable database of bioremediation case studies, with site-specific information, results and key lessons learnt 12.4
Decision support system (using a systems biology approach); for predicting, evaluating, optimizing activities of microbes, enzymes, pathways etc. and recommending remediation approaches 11.3
Improved/specialized data/text mining facilities for bioremediation research 8.2
Better availability and presentation, of relevant/useful data (in easily usable forms) 5.1
Others 38
Table 4: Bioremediation industry ‘wish list’