From August 2011 until February 2012 I worked in the LMA group of the Laboratory of Nematology on my master thesis. I was supervised by Arjen Schots, and Ruud Wilbers guided me on the lab. The subject of my thesis was to investigate the immunostimulatory effect of beta-glucans, obtained and purified from mushrooms.
More specific, I looked into the signaling mechanism that is responsible for this stimulatory effect. The choice for the Nematology group was initiated by the course immunotechnology, where Arjen Schots was one of the lecturers. After these six months I can look back on it as a good choice. The working environment is great and if you have questions, everyone is willing to help. The best things during these six months were the lab-outing, the Christmas dinner and of course the frequency of cake during morning breaks.
So if you’re still looking for a place for your thesis, definitely consider the Nematology lab.