I am a guest student from Gent University where I am studying my Msc in Nematology. I studied the Bsc in Environmental Sciences, but I had the opportunity to enter in Nematology field thanks to the European Leonardo program.
With this program I was working in France with nematodes. I liked so much the experience that I decided to study deeply this field, particularly Plant-Nematology. After finish all the Master subjects, I come here to perform my Msc Thesis.This Thesis was about the novel hormone strigolactones and its potential role in plant-nematode interactions. Here, I worked with Heterodera schachtii and I tested the strigolactone effect among the nematode life cycle. I performed hatching test, attraction and susceptibility assays, GUS and RT-QPRC. I appreciate a lot my time here, where I acquired knowledge in new techniques or different ways to perform this techniques and I could observe the great working organization that has this department. I sincerely grateful to all the people working in the Nematology group, they were always very kind to solve any dude, give me very valuable advice. Their empathy and enthusiasm make possible a very cool work atmosphere in the lab.