For Bachelor, Master & summer students


The principal scientific interest of the lab is to understand how the Ciona intestinalis larval brain works. We use different approaches to tackle this problem, such as computer programming, quantitative behavioural analysis, calcium imaging, transgenesis and molecular biology.

 We are welcoming applications from students coming from all disciplines of the Natural Sciences and Computing. We have interdisciplinary projects that are suitable for Biologists, Chemists, Physicists and even Computer Scientists or Electronics students.

Our main approach is to integrate students in exciting, yet well established projects. This gives students a chance to have a smooth introduction to the lab, learn how work with Ciona and quickly master the various techniques we are using. Our ultimate goal is that the students can leave the lab having made a significant scientific contribution and that they have a strong thesis report.

Two of last year's students, Louise Canon and Sonia Tieo worked together with Jerneja and Daniel on the behavioural analysis project. They made some really great findings and their hard work payed of with a manuscript. You can read more about it here.

If you are interested in joining the lab, please e-mail Marios with a copy of your CV and a cover letter.