SME (Sabine) Vreeburg MSc

SME (Sabine) Vreeburg MSc

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After obtaining her MSc degree in Molecular Life Sciences at Wageningen UR, Sabine Vreeburg started her PhD in evolutionary genetics at the Laboratory of Genetics. In her project Re-domesticating an ancient domesticated fungus she studies the intriguing, obligate symbiosis between farming termites and their fungus. The main goal of her research is to understand how the termites cultivate their fungus and regulate its reproduction. This knowledge will improve our understanding of the evolution and stability of obligate symbioses. In addition, she would like to find out how to grow the fungal symbiont in isolation in order to re-domesticate the most protein-rich mushroom we know, for human consumption.