During my MSc. thesis at the Laboratory of Nematology, I conducted research on the functionality of a protein, that root knot-nematodes produce to successfully parasitize plant roots.
I enjoyed working in the laboratory, learning new techniques, and improving my skills in techniques I had only done in practicals before. The laboratory is very well equipped, both with state-of-the-art machines and experimental materials and friendly scientists who like to share their skills and knowledge.
Naturally, some of my experiments did not turn out as I had anticipated and some days I enjoyed more than others. But I always had company of amazing colleagues who faced similar worries, long days, and contamination of culture plates as me. And I hold the things I learned about my functioning as an experimental scientist, having my own research project, and turning knowledge into practical decisions in high regard. All in all, I would like to thank the Laboratory of Nematology for granting me the opportunity and time to figure out what kind of work I would like to do after graduation.