ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Dr. Michael Sander
Prof. Dr. Violette Geissen
Elucidating biodegradation of polymeric films in agricultural soils
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.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 955334.