Prior to commencing my bachelor thesis, I undertook an internship program in October 2021 at
Germany, through an organisation called IAESTE. It’s an international organization which helps
students get paid internship opportunities abroad. I wanted this internship because it forms an
integral part of academic assessment and also help me gain much field experience in my course
of study.

The internship lasted for a period of 12 weeks which included both working hours and free
periods. Being a biochemistry student, my program of study involves a lot of diversities which
helped me work in the Biophysics Department of the University of Stuttgart. I was responsible
for breeding and harvesting of the fungus (Neuorospora Crassa). Finding myself in the biophysics department has exposed me to numerous analytical and biological equipment’s such
as fast protein liquid chromatography (Akta Explorer), electrophoresis apparatus, autoclave,

At the Institute of biomaterials and biomolecular systems laboratory, I assisted in the extracting
of mitochondria of the fungus using various biological methods. Also, I performed the
purification of the translocase outer membrane (TOM) of the fungus. Other preliminary tests I
carried out include running an electrophoresis, nano drop among others.
Germany is a western European country with a landscape of forest, rivers, mountain ranges and
North Sea beaches. With Berlin being it capital and other amazing cities, I got the chance to stay
in Stuttgart, which is known to be the industrial city of Germany and home to art and nightlife
scenes. I visited some amazing places such as The Mercedes Benz Museum, the
stadtbibliotek, the wilhem gardens and porshe museum among others. I visited other
countries like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. I also had the opportunity to eat some
local foods such as the Doner kebap, schnitzel, fritz, kartoffelpuffer (potato dumplings),