Research at the Laboratory of Nematology

Nematodes, or roundworms, form a highly diverse group of microscopically small animals that are abundantly present in almost all imaginable environments on our planet. The Laboratory of Nematology studies the biology of these nematodes, and associated organisms, to understand and predict their functioning in agricultural and natural ecosystems. We focus on nematodes as key factors in soil resilience and nutrient cycling, and as a persistent threat to animal, human and plant health. With our research and teaching, we aim to contribute to the development of sustainable food production systems and prevention of disease in humans and animals.

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