Research conducted by the Laboratory of Nematology is part of the research program of the Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS) and the C.T. de Wit Graduate School for Production Ecology & Resource Conservation (PE&RC).
The main task is to perform data analysis on genome and transcriptome data from experiments carried out within nematology or in collaboration with external partners. More specifically: mapping reads to existing reference genomes, where the aim is to quantify (gene expression analysis) or characterize (identify polymorphisms).
We work with a wide variety of nematodes, from the free-living model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to plant parasitic species such as potato cyst nematodes (Globodera spp.) And root-knot nematodes such as Meloidogyne spp.