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

201620152014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007


Mark Dekker, Polytechnics Leiden, student technician in medical microbiology  (2017_2_B)
Period: September 2017 – June 2018 (≈10 months)
Place: LUMC
Title: Improved methods for the diagnosis of helminth infections

Christine Markwalter, visiting Ph.D. student from VanderBilt University in Nashville (2017_3_C)
Period: August - Oct 2017 (≈3 months)
Place: LUMC (also at MCB)
Title: Alternative and field-friendly sample preparation method for the ultrasensitive urine CAA assay for schistosomiasis

Soledad Colombe, Weill Cornell, Tanzania (Global Health Fellow)/guest investigator (2017_2_C)
Period: March 2017 (≈1/2 month)
Place: LUMC
Title: PCR-based diagnosis of Female Genital Schistosomiasis

Chelsea Gootjes, Polytechnics Breda, student technician in biology/medics  (2017_1_B)
Period: March – Oct 2017 (≈7 months)
Place: LUMC
Title: PCR and detection of circulating antigen (CAA) for the diagnosis of hookworm and schistosomiasis

Annet de Boer, LUMC; MSc Medicine (2017_2_A)
Period:  Jan – March 2017 (≈3 months – 20 EC)
Place: Uganda
Title: Microscopic diagnosis of amoebiasis before and after treatment with paramomycine in outclinic patients, Kampala, Uganda.

Niels Reedijk, VU, MSc Biomedical Sciences (2017_1_A)
Period:  Febr 2017 (1 month – 9 EC)
Place: VU/LUMC
Title: Literature review: Application of recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) in parasite detection

Luke Becker, James Cook University, Australia – research officer/guest investigator (2017_1_C)
Period: Jan – Feb 2017 (≈6 weeks)
Place: LUMC
Title: Set-up of a controlled human hookworm infection