Organized by
Water Research Institute, IRSA-CNR

Sponsored by
Environmental Biotechnology Section – European Federation of Biotechnology

Organized by
Water Research Institute, IRSA-CNR

Sponsored by
Environmental Biotechnology Section – European Federation of Biotechnology


DehaloCon III conference goes hybrid.  Let’s meet on-site and online!

The international conference DehaloCon III has been postponed to September 27 – 30, 2021 and will be held as a hybrid event. In addition to our on-site event in Rome we offer virtual sessions for everyone who prefer to join the conference online. The conference will provide a great opportunity for in-person and virtual session attendees to hear and discuss new advances in the field of anaerobic biological dehalogenation, stimulate your future research, and network with other specialists and researchers.

We are preparing a challenging program covering a wide range of biological aspects related to microorganisms performing reductive dehalogenation including biochemistry, ecophysiology and ecology, omics and meta-omics. The conference will also address most recent technological innovations for the bioremediation of contaminated sites and current field scale applications.

Top-notch plenary speakers will present emerging topics, new challenges, future trends and directions. We are aiming for a conference with a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds and a wide participation of young and senior scientists and professionals from across the world.

We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Conference Chair
Dr. Simona Rossetti

Conference Chair        
Dr. Simona Rossetti



FEMS Microbiology Ecology Thematic Issue “Anaerobic Biological Dehalogenation”

The thematic issue will be related to DehaloCon III Conference. Submission deadline: December 31, 2021. Prospective Authors for Mini Reviews/Perspective/Opinion articles should contact the Editors in advance. All manuscripts will undergo regular review by members of the Editorial Board and other appropriate experts. Submission is available immediately and authors should specify “DehaloCon III” in their cover letter.

More information at:


  • Birthe Veno Kjellerup, University of Maryland, USA (
  • Ivonne Nijenhuis, UFZ, Germany (
  • Simona Rossetti, IRSA-CNR, Italy (


Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Prof. Lorenz Adrian, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany

Prof. Jianzhong He, University of Singapore

Prof. Birthe Kjellerup Veno, University of Maryland at College Park, USA

Prof. Mauro Majone, University of Rome, Italy


FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Oxford Academic) will host a Thematic Issue on Anaerobic Biological Dehalogenation with papers presented at DehaloCon III following full paper submission and peer review.

More information is coming soon!


Anaerobic dehalogenation in pristine and contaminated environments

Non-respiratory Reductive Dehalogenation

Organohalide Respiratory Chains - Biochemistry, Architecture and Regulation

Omics and Meta-omics of organohalide-respiring bacteria (OHRB)

Ecophysiology of organohalide respiration (OHR)

OHR field-scale application

Bioelectrochemical OHR: fundamental aspects and engineered solutions


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