Host institution:

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Postgraduate:

Flora Wille

Supervisors:

Dr. Michael Sander
Prof. Dr. Violette Geissen

ESR07

Elucidating biodegradation of polymeric films in agricultural soils

Objectives:

The goal of this ESR project are: (1) to advance a more holistic understanding of the two key steps involved in the biodegradation of polymer films in soils: microbial colonization of the polymer films and depolymerisation of the films by extracellular microbial hydrolases. (2) To quantify the degradation rates of biodegradable polymer material due to microbial degradation.

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