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If you are interested in:
- genetic and genomic aspects of model organisms as a basis to understand human diseases
- food security
- food chain
- environmental protection
Then the European Master of Science in Nematology is an excellent choice!
Nematodes are everywhere. They are among the most harmful organisms of crops, especially in the tropics but, on the other hand, they can be used as natural antagonists in bio-control programmes against pest insects. Because of their ubiquitous presence, overwhelming densities and diversity (sometimes compared to insects) free-living nematodes are an ideal tool for biodiversity studies. They are used as bio-indicators of pollution in both terrestrial and aquatic environments.
The European Master of Science in Nematology (EUMAINE) is an Erasmus Mundus Master course that brings together some of the European leading Universities and Research Institutes active in Nematology. It is a network of 13 partners, consisting of 3 consortium partners and 6 supporting or satellite partners.
Ghent University is the coordinating university.
The consortium partners are :
• Universiteit Gent, Belgium : coordinator
• Universität Bielefeld, Germany
• Universidade de Evora, Portugal
The associate partners are:
• Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
• University of Bonn, Germany
• University of Jaén, Spain
• Wageningen University, The Netherlands
• E-nema, Schwentinental, Germany
• Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research, Merelbeke, Belgium
• James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK
• Plant Protection Service, Wageningen, The Netherlands
• North-West University, Potchefstroom, South-Africa
• Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
We aim to provide training for people from all over the world that will allow them to become highly qualified scientists. Our graduates use their knowledge of nematodes and how these organisms interact with the world around them to obtain postitions:
- as researcher, consultants, policy makers, education,...
- in universities, research institutes, GOs, NGOs, laboratories, private companies, industry (pharma, agro)
- in topics such as: plant/food/crop protection, sustainable management of natural resources, biocontrol of crop pathogens, quarantaine, medicine, toxicology, polluition, biomonitoring and conservation of aquatic and terrestrial environments, environmental protection, estimating biodiversity and molecular biology of host-parasite interactions. A substantial proportion of EUMAINE graduates go on to PhD positions in these areas.