MSc Thesis Subjects Parasitic worms

Parasitic worms are governors of the immune system in both animals and plants.

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Computational sequence analysis of nematodes

Students with an interest in genomics, wishing to use and improve theirbio-informatics skills using web-based tools, can participate in our international research programme looking...

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Horizontal gene transfer

Nematodes are the most abundant animals on earth. Recently, a number of nematode cell wall-degrading enzymes, such as cellulase, have been cloned. Surprisingly, these nematode...

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Innate immunity to parasites in animals and plants

An increasing number of people in the world suffer from hyperimmune diseases (e.g. allergy, diabetes, multiple sclerosis). The most widely used therapies are currently based on treatment...

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Nematodes benefit from tomato fruit ripening

The formation of feeding cells by cyst nematodes in plants is associated with a local increase in the auxin concentration. The feeding cell complex is the result...

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Succesfull manipulation of plant cells by nematodes

Nematodes disorder the process of cell division in plants in a very directed way. The result of this purposive manipulation is the formation of a so called feeding cell complex in the root from which...

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Worm therapy: the treatment of hyperimmune diseases with worms and other pathogens and parasites

An increasing number of people in the world suffer from hyperimmune diseases (e.g. allergy, diabetes, multiple sclerosis). The most widely used therapies are currently based on treatment...

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