Bsc Thesis Topics of the Laboratory of Nematology

The Laboratory of Nematology provides the possibility for students to do their BSc thesis in collaboration with our group. Below you can find a variety of possible BSc thesis subjects. 

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Unravelling R gene mediated plant immunity

Plants have evolved a sophisticated defence system based on so called R genes, encoding immune receptors which are able to recognize cognate...

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On the role of lateral gene transfer in the evolution of plant parasitic nematodes

How to become a (plant) parasite? This is a central question underlying this BSc subject. One of the main challenges for a nematode to use plants as a food...

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The secrets of secretions in host-parasite interactions revealed

Helminth parasites live inside host plants and animals for a long time, seemingly untouchable by the immune system...

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DNA barcode-based tools to detect & monitor (parasitic) nematodes

Nematodes are extremely abundant and speciose group of animals, and – although parasitic nematodes receive a lot of attention – these ‘bad guys’ usually constitute only a small minority. Nematodes have a conserved morphology (they very much look alike), and identification under a microscope is possible but requires substantial training, and is invariably time...

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DNA based monitoring of nematode assemblages as a proxy for ecological soil condition

Soil is probably the most densely inhabited habitat von our planet; it is teeming with life. For many reasons - ecological, eco-toxicological,...

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C. elegans as a model for aging and disease

The nematode worm C. elegans is a standard model for studying human aging related disease pathways and gene networks. It was in C.elegans that the first single-gene mutations...

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Plant-produced helminth glycoproteins to combat inflammatory disorders

Parasitic helminths are master regulators of their host’s immune system and they do so by secreting immunomodulatory proteins. These secreted proteins are main topics of research as they are possible vaccine candidates or may have therapeutic potential to treat inflammatory...

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Mushrooms: an old remedy for modern diseases

Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years because of their medicinal properties. The increased incidence of inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases and cancer has...

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