About the Laboratory of Nematology

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History of Nematology

Nematodes are small worms. The name nematode comes from the Greek word ‘nema’ that means ‘thread’. The soil inhabiting species are usually 1 mm long, but marine nematodes can reach lengths of over 5 cm, whereas animal parasites can vary from 10 to 30, 40 centimetre. After Borellus in 1656 had observed "little snakes" in vinegar, he though he found an explanation for the acid taste of vinegar: the little snakes...

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Organisation department of Nematology

The Laboratory of Nematology currently houses two professors:
prof.dr.ir. J. Bakker- Head of the Laboratory. Chair of Nematology

prof.dr.ir. W.H. van der Putten- Part-time professor. Together with our Temporary Research Staff of Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD students, and supported by the members of our Technical Staff and a team of two Office Managers, they are responsible for our Research and...

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Buildings of the department of Nematology

Oostenbrink and his staff were first housed in the “Fyto II building” (a part of the brick wing of the old Virology building). In 1964 they moved to a wooden barrack on the Binnenhaven grounds. In the early morning of June 14th 1973 this building of the newly established Department of Nematology was completely destroyed by fire....

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Special Occassions:

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Moving to the Radix Building

Radix is a four-story tall building which is located at the site of the former west wing of Plant Research International (PRI), at walking distance from Forum and Orion. The Latin word 'Radix' is used to indicate the root of a plant in the botanical sciences. Radix’ interior has been executed in greens and earth tones, with a hint of botanically inspired pink and purple. The building...

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Second International Nematology Congress (SINC)

The Second International Nematology Congress (SINC) organized in Veldhoven, The Netherlands in 1990, on behalf of the European Society of Nematologists (ESN), the Organization of Tropical American Nematologists (OTAN) and the Society of Nematologists (SON), offered ample opportunity for the international community nematologists to discuss the progress in Nematology.

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Open Day at the Plant Protection Departments

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Laboratory of Nematology completely destroyed by fire

Barrack before, during and after the fire

In the early morning of June 14th 1973 this building of the newly established Department of Nematology was completely destroyed by fire. After...

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International Courses

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Visit of Queen Juliana to the Plant Protection Departments at the Binnenhaven

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