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Testimonial Sonja Warmerdam

As a Plant biotechnology student I started my final MSc thesis at nematology. For 6 months I worked with the LMA group within nematology. During my thesis I worked on the VAP project where proteins of helminths were used to see if these are able to modulate the immune system.

... I got the opportunity to work on different project and thus broaden my view and got acquainted to work with different projects at the same time
Sonja Warmerdam

August 2012

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I got the opportunity to work with a lot of different techniques. During my thesis I started with some other projects as my main project was not taking all my time. So I got the opportunity to work on different project and thus broaden my view and got acquainted to work with different projects at the same time. As often in research the results were not what we expected in the first place. But new outcomes can lead to new starts. My research path was very dynamic and thus a good learning project. After six months of work I achieved a lot and can look back at a very good time at nematology.

Nematology is not just a place to do your thesis as I can tell you because it is not my first time around. I did my bachelor thesis here as well as a couple of summer jobs. Why did I come back to nematology for my final thesis because it is like a family and you are always welcome at good days and bad days. It is a perfect place for your thesis there is always a challenge and a good environment that will keep you going even in difficult times.