It was really a great experience to me doing my master thesis at the nematology department. My project was about the functional complementation of H1 gene candidates by virus-induced gene silencing, which was very interesting but also full of challenge.
During the experiment, I not only learned new techniques but also developed a TRV-VIGS method used in potato. As you can image, the experiment refused to work as planned at times. Because of this, I learned one important thing, which is to gain as much as you can from the failure. Skills of analysis, improvement of techniques and methods, advanced knowledge and more! These will surely be useful for my future study. The staff and other students are friendly and helpful. Our “spit” lab is always tidy and the background music creates a very nice working environment. Of course I will never forget the delicious “daily” cakes and those awesome activities (BBQ, labuitje, Sinterklaas). All in all, I learned a lot during my stay and enjoy with my time spent at Nematology!
Wish you all the best and success!