September 5–19, 2021. Modupe Doyeni, a doctoral student and junior researcher of LAMMC, Agrobiology Laboratory of Institute of Agriculture, did an internship at the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE), France for the purpose of learning and discussing new and improved methods of enzymatic analysis for microbial metabolism. This is part of the EJP SOIL (“Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils”) programme objectives to improve the understanding of agricultural soil management by targeting climate change mitigation and adaptation, food security and ecosystem services, soil education and capacity building in Europe.
During the internship, enzymatic laboratory analyses such as dehydrogenase, phosphatase, b-galactosidase, phenol oxidase, urease used to determine anthropogenic effects on the activities of soil microbes were carried out. The experience gained was immense, and the scientific visit would help to make the desired plans and improvement in future methodologies while undergoing this enzymatic assay. The scientific visit laid a good foundation to build on future scientific collaboration between INRAE and LAMMC.
Performing enzyme analysis in the laboratory