- A welcome guest at IAPN: Master’s student John Kumi from Ghana

Master’s student John Kumi from Ghana is currently doing a two-month internship at IAPN. He is working on a project focusing on options for reducing aluminum toxicity. Using a hydroponic system, he conducts an experiment with different supply levels of the plant nutrients magnesium and boron and examines the effects on aluminum toxicity in the plant. For the upcoming weeks he plans to measure a variety of parameters regarding growth and plant physiology. John Kumi runs these tests in close cooperation with Dr. Ariel Turcios, postdoctoral researcher at IAPN. The internship is part of the Master’s program “Agrobiotechnology”, which John Kumi takes at the Justus Liebig University Giessen.

In 2014, John Kumi already worked at IAPN, as an exchange student. At that time, he was still enrolled in the Bachelor’s program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. His 2014 stay at IAPN was sponsored by the student internship program “International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience” (IAESTE).





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