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As a PhD you will investigate and compare the pathobiomes of the two most successful categories of plant-parasitic nematodes, cyst (Globodera and Heterodera spp.) and root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) both under highly controlled and field conditions. Moreover, you will research the molecular mechanisms by which plant-parasitic nematodes select and manipulate soil microbiota and how this contributes to the parasitic success of these nematodes.

The research is embedded within the chair Laboratory of Nematology, and members of the Nematology team, which is led by Prof. Geert Smant . You will be co-supervised by dr. Hans Helder and dr. Aska Goverse.

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