Culturing an organ that serves copulation and immune function in bedbugs
Supervisor: Klaus Reinhardt, Christoph von Bredow
Background: Bedbugs have a unique organ that functions in copulation and immunity. To study these function, the organ needs to be kept in in-vitro culture. But what are the best conditions to keep the organ in? If you want to be the one who finds out – please get in touch. You will learn about cell culture, microscopy, protein analysis and various electrophoresis methods, and, if you like, methods of innate/ insect immunology.
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