My master project was done part at the molecular biotechnology department, Ghent university and part at the laboratory of nematology, Wageningen University.
I investigated the compatible interaction of A.thaliana/M.incognita pathosystem with the aim of understanding the role of SA/JA in the plant basal defence as well as the auxin role in the nematode-induced giant cell (GC). To achieve these goals infection test, GUS and RT-qPCR were performed on a set of Arabidopsis mutants and transgenic lines. Labs were fully equipped and lab technicians as well as other lab members appeared to be sympathetic and helpful. On the other hand, each Tuesday we had a meeting with the nematology group, students and staff presented their recent results of ongoing projects . I find meetings valuable since they provide not only the ongoing projects but also more ideas about molecular plant-nematode interaction, through discussing on the issues. I am very glad that I had an opportunity to work with Dr. Aska Goverse and Casper van Schaik. Overall, I highly appreciated the strong team spirit which provide me the opportunity to gain the very cool research experience.