My name is Sonja Warmerdam and I did my BSc thesis within the chair group of Nematology at the Laboratory of Molecular Recognition and Antibody Technology (LMA). During my study plant science I was always interested in the subject health and for my BSc thesis I wanted to integrated this with plants. This was no problem at LMA group where plants are used to produce proteins that can be used in treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. I could work on the project of Interleukin 10 with Ruud Wilbers as my direct supervisor.
During my time at LMA I learned a lot, at the laboratory there is always someone to help you if there is a problem. Next to this the supervisors are always willing to help or just answer the questions you might have. During work meetings all the students work is presented and you see what your fellow students are up to, so you get not only some information on your own topic but you also get to know the other topics that are studied at LMA. Every week a nice presentation of an PhD will show you the other subjects that are studied at the whole Nematology group.
Besides learning there is of course time for fun during coffee breaks or at drinks after work time. I found the Nematology group a real nice place to work on my BSc thesis. The atmosphere is great and there is always some one to have a nice discussion with or just to have a pleasant talk about the weekend.