Host institution:

ETH Zürich, Switzerland


Flora Wille


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.

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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.