Students - Research projects


Within the diagnostic group of the Leiden Clinical Parasitology (ParaDiag) are several possibilities for students to do a research traineeship in the laboratory and/or in the field. We offer internships for Bc and MSc students who study medicine, biomedical sciences, (medical) biology or health sciences or to those who study laboratory sciences at the HBO/Polytechnic. PhD places and/or post-doc positions for international students are only available as part of existing international research project or in case external funding is guaranteed.

For actual information about traineeship possibilities within the research projects of the ParaDiag Group contact Dr. Lisette van Lieshout


Former student research projects / Internships

Codes after each name indicates:
Year of placement_Number_(A) academic student, (B) polytechnic student, (C) guest investigator

20182017201620152014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007


Kim van Bergen, MSc student in Medical Biology at Radboud University, Nijmegen. (2022_1_A)
Periode: March - July 2022 (≈4 months)
Place: LUMC
Title: LAMP-test for point-of-care molecular diagnosis of Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS)


Megan Jonkman, Polytechnics Leiden, student technician in medical microbiology  (2021_1_B)
Period: February – December 2021 – (≈10 months)
Place: LUMC
Title: Optimisation and validation of diagnostic methods for parasitic infections, in particular schistosomiasis.


(due to COVID no new internships or guest researchers)


Salvatore Scarso, MSc student of Biomedical Sciences, University of Florence, Italy  (2019_1_A)
Periode: - March - August 2019 (≈5 months)
Place: LUMC
Title: Molecular diagnosis of Schistosoma and STH by DNA detection in stool samples 

Evelien van Kaathoven, Polytechnics Leiden, student technician in medical microbiology  (2019_1_B)
Period: September 2019 – July 2020 (≈10 months)
Place: LUMC
Title: Diagnosing schistosomiasis by circulating antigen and DNA detection, following repeated treatment with praziquantel.