'My main reason to choose for the Green Life Sciences Master's programme at the UvA was that it fits perfectly at the interface of molecular biology and ecology. For my first internship I picked the Plant Physiology department where I worked on salt stress signalling in Arabidopsis.'
'We have new greenhouses in which we can control the climate and the light conditions in many independent units. In the photo above, cucumber plants are infected with the pathogenic fungus Fusarium oxysporum. This fungus has a mobile chromosome with virulence genes, which makes it interesting research objects.'
The educational Master's programme in Biological Sciences strongly relies on the expertise of researchers from a range of research institutes, both within and outside the University of Amsterdam.