Elizabeth Edwards

Full Professor
Office phone: 
416-946-3506
Lab phone: 
416-978-4222
Fax: 
416-978-8605
Office: 
Wallberg Bldg., Room 420D
Lab: 
Wallberg Bldg., Room 311

elizabeth [dot] edwards (at)utoronto [dot] ca

Address: 

Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto
200 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 3E5

Research: 

My research group focuses on developing an understanding of how biological processes affect the fate of pollutants in the environment. We apply a wide variety of techniques from analytical chemistry, molecular biology and microbiology in conjunction with mass and energy balance approaches to unravel and model complex microbial processes.

I am currently one of the Project Leaders for a Genome Canada-funded project called "BEEM:  Bioproducts and Enzymes from Environmental Metagenomes", which focuses on developing microbial cultures and enzymes capable of commercially relevant biotransformations.