I first learned of the Nematology chair group and its Laboratory of Molecular Recognition and Antibody Technology (LMA) during the course Immunotechnology, coordinated by Arjen Schots. The subjects offered at the LMA, headed by Arjen, caught my eye and so I decided that the LMA was the right place to do my Master Thesis.
During my time at the LMA I was supervised by Lotte Westerhof and Ruud Wilbers, with the latter being my day to day supervisor. My project focused on the production of IL-6 antagonists in Nicotiana benthamiana, with the objective of one day using these molecules as biopharmaceuticals against IBD. The work I carried out at the LMA involved a number of techniques, from cloning to cell-based testing and it helped me gain some measure of independence in the lab. The weekly work discussions were also helpful, not only to update each other on what we were all doing but also to share ideas.
All in all Nematology is a great place to work. The working environment is very good; staff members are always willing to help and are very receptive to the students. There was never a dull moment.