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Welcome to Clara Gebhardt, new Master Student in Vanwalleghem Lab.

Clara is a Master student from Leipzig University in Germany and will be doing a “Molecular Biology Project” in Vanwalleghem lab until the end of the semester. She will be studying the influence of the gut microbiome on anxiety behaviour in the zebrafish model. For this purpose they will set up a behavioural assay to study anxiety behaviour in zebrafish. Afterwards, they will use it to compare the anxiety behaviour of wildtype, germfree and recolonized (with only one bacterial strain) zebrafish, to draw conclusions on how the microbiome affects the hosts anxiety and therefore could play a role in mental health diseases. Welcome to DANDRITE Clara!

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