I am a biology student at the University of La Rochelle in France. I was supposed to do my three-month internship at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Unfortunately, public safety considerations related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) did not allow me to go to San Diego. So I virtually joined the Deheyn lab to work on plastic microbial biodegradation.
I have always been interested in the microbial world as well as the marine world. My research focuses on the definition of biodegradation in general and the mechanism of microbial degradation. This subject is really interesting because plastic pollution is becoming very worrying nowadays and it is also very interesting to discover how bacteria can degrade plastic. It is an honor for me to be able to participate in the research conducted in this renowned laboratory.