Student testimonials 2011 of the Laboratory of Nematology

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... immunomodulatory effects of mushroom compounds
Ruud Peters

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As every living species, worms eat, can adapt to some physical conditions and they could even sneeze ...
Marilyn M. Murindahabi

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... doing your thesis demands that you work more or less independent and show the ability to solve the real-time academic problems
Che Chong

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during the weekly LMA literature or work discussions I gained a lot of theoretical knowledge and learnt how to interpret my results and draw conclusions
Aleksandra Syta

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... I will study (as a start) the impact of invasive plants on the plant- and nematode community, for the latter group we used Q-PCR and DNA-barcode based monitoring
Casper Quist


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... I gained good practical knowledge, skills and competence in molecular work especially aspects of Molecular marker assisted selection which has been my major interest of learning
Francis Onyilo

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... I carried out an Arabidopsis screening on the role of defense genes
Refik Bozbuga

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I can simply refer my time here as “working with joy”
Mushfiqur Rahman Khan

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I have chosen this research subject, because I wanted to see how theoretical, genetic knowledge is applied in experiments and to gain laboratory experience
Magda Czekalska


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I have done genotyping of parental and recombinant lines with SNPs markers as well as phenotyping of the same lines by heat treatment
Irina Ćalić

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I also obtained much practical experience in the lab, especially with using ELISA and cell cultures
Leroy Versteeg


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... we were looking for interactors of the excretions of parasitic nematodes in dendritic cells and macrophages and what effect the excretions have on the immune cells
Saskia Kersemakers

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...one thing I learned for sure, 90% of research never makes it to a journal, but often you just have to try to discover that it doesn’t work
Alexandra Pelgrom

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What impressed me most is people in this lab can work hard while still they can enjoy their life
Ziwei Wang

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... this whole NIOO-community itself interacts at even higher trophic levels, for instance with the Wageningen University and as a part of that, the laboratory of Nematology
Jeltje Stam

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My task was to evaluate the gene silencing, improve the ovalbumin purification protocol and to assess the characteristics of the plant produced protein.
Rachel Begheyn

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I think I’ve never learned so much in such a short time
Diecke de Ronde

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I exposed the worms to heat stress and thereafter I measured gene expression using microarrays
Mark Sterken

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I then used the latest microarray technology to profile the transcriptome of these mutants to see what was happening on a genetic level
Jery Baan

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