My MSc thesis at Nematology always went smoothly. The professors are willing to pursue your personal interests. During my thesis, I used the model organism C. elegans, to study sex-specific gene expression influencing viral susceptibility.
I had the opportunity to perform exciting experiments and bioinformatics analysis, and to explore current literature. Despite the corona outbreak, which came just in the middle of my thesis, I had a great experience at the Nematology. I had the opportunity to do lab work, join some coffee breaks, and get to know the members of the department, where the environment was always amicable.
Moreover, my supervisors were very supportive, and the project continued to develop positively, even under these circumstances. While working on my thesis, I always felt at liberty to choose what to focus on and discuss my ideas. I never felt disoriented, since I knew that I had my supervisors’ support. Furthermore, weekly meetings and thesis rings where you could discuss your project and get some insights were very fruitful. All in all, doing a thesis in Nematology was the best decision.