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Fungal pathogen virulence throughout the lifespan of a global pest: Western Flower Thrips
Are you an M.Sc. student interested in bridging knowledge in ecology with applied perspectives in agriculture? This project focuses on insect-microbe interactions on an agriculturally relevant insect pest.
MSc/BSc from KU to study how fungal pathogens colonize new host species?
We use artificially created pathogen host-shifts in the laboratory to study pathogen plasticity and genomic changes using insects, fungi, bioinformatics and microbiology.
Discovery of bacterial defense systems
The identification and functional characterization of new defense systems is crucial to understand gene flow across microbiomes.
Early life microbiome and later disease development
We study how the microbiome is an intermediary player in the interaction between the host and its environment, with a key focus in research into the extrinsic mechanisms that determine the transition from health to chronic disease
Master thesis project concerning the blood-brain barrier in pigs
We invite thesis students to a project on basic molecular characterization of the blood-brain barrier in the cerebral vasculature of the pig brain. The thesis work should correspond to at least 30 ECTS and preferably 60 ECTS.
Plant-microbiome interactions for a sustainable future
The extensive use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers creates serious risks to biodiversity, soil health, water quality and human health
Harnessing insect symbiotic bacteria to improve fungal biocontrol agents
Can we use insect bacterial symbionts to train pathogenic fungi for biological control? An M.Sc. project / thesis is available to carry out a pilot study addressing this question.
Do you love computer vision? We have this awesome computer vision project where you can play around trying to create your own dataset for object detection. There is also the possibility of incorporating neural networks like GANs.