2008

Former student research projects / Internships

Codes after each name indicates: Year of placement_Number_A (=academic student), _B (=polytechnic student), or _C (=guest investigator)

Sven Tamminga,Polytechnics Leiden, student technician in medical microbiology, (2008_14_B)     
Period: 1 september 2008 – 1 juli 2009 (10 months)
Place: LUMC
Title: Real-time PCR for detection and differentiation of Taenia solium and Taenia saginata

Paula Mittelberg, VU, biomedical sciences, (2008_13_A) 
Period: Aug 2008 – Dec 2008 (4 months)
Place: LUMC
Title: The impact of rare and non-human Giardia and Cryptosporidium strains or species in molecular diagnostics

Yvonne Aryeete, Guest investigator - Ghana (2008_12_C)
Period: July 2008 – August 2008 (6 weeks)
Place: LUMC
Title: Molecular diagnosis of parasitic infections in Ghana

Maria Kaisar, Guest investigator - Indonesia, (2008_11_C) 
Period: July 2008 – August 2008 (6 weeks)
Place: LUMC
Title: Molecular diagnosis of parasitic infections in Indonesia

Debby Kunst, Polytechnics Leiden, student technician in medical microbiology, (2008_10_B)
Period: June 2008 – June 2009 (5 months)
Place: Ghana (10 weeks, autumn ‘08) + LUMC (9 weeks)
Title:  Diagnosis of Strongyloides infection in a rural area in northern Ghana

Gretty Fokker, LUMC, medical student, (wetenschapsstage), (2008_9_A) 
Period: June 2008 – March 2009 (19 weeks)
Place: Ghana (10 weeks, autumn ‘08) + LUMC (9 weeks)
Title: The impact of five years of albendazole-ivermectine mass treatment to control lymphatic Filariasis in Northern Ghana, on the prevalence and transmission of human oesophagostomiasis.

Bastiaan Bartels, LUMC, medical student, (wetenschapsstage), (2008_8_A) 
Period: June 2008 – Feb 2009 (19 weeks)
Place: Ghana (10 weeks, autumn ‘08) + LUMC (9 weeks)
Title: The impact of five years of albendazole-ivermectine mass treatment to control lymphatic filariasis in Northern Ghana on the prevalence of hookworm and Strongyloides infections

Maurits van der Graaf, LUMC, medical student, (2008_7_A)
Period: May 2008 – Sept 2008 (14 weeks)
Place: Ethiopia (14 weeks, summer ‘08)
Title: Progress towards control of Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis in Ethiopia; an interim evaluation of drug efficacy and a mass drug administration (MDA) program

Maarten van Sonsbeek, LUMC, medical student (2008_6_A) 
Period: May 2008 – Dec 2008 (24 weeks)
Place: Ecuador (20 weeks, autumn ‘08) + LUMC (4 weeks)
Title:  Diagnosis and epidemiology of Strongyloides stercoralis and other intestinal parasites among schoolchildren in Tena, Napo, Ecuador

Afsaneh Jalili, Guest investigator - Iran, (2008_5_C)  
Period: May 2008 – March 2009 (10 months)
Place: LUMC
Title:  Molecular epidemiology and pathogenicity of Dientamoeba fragilis and Blastocystis hominis

Linda Versteegh, VU, biomedical sciences, (2008_4_A) 
Period: Feb 2008 – August 2008 (5 months)
Place: India (3 months, spring ‘08) + LUMC (2 months)
Title: Prevalence of helminth infections in slums of Chandigarh, India

Noortje Tielen, VU, biomedical sciences, (2008_3_A)  
Period: Feb 2008 – August 2008 (5 months)
Place: India (3 months, spring ‘08) + LUMC (2 months)
Title:  Epidemiology and molecular diagnostics of intestinal protozoan infections in Chandigarh, Punjab, India

Eu Min Kim, Guest investigator – South Korea (2008_2_C)
Period: Jan 2008 – Feb 2008 (5 weeks)
Place: LUMC
Title:  Development and validation of a real-time PCR for the detection of Clonorchis sinensis in stool samples.’

Roderick Nooijen, student technician in medical microbiology, Polytechnic Leiden (2008_1_B)
Period: Jan 2008 – June 2008 (5 months)
Place: LUMC
Title:  Luminex