The Green Student Lab is different from other places where you can do your traineeship where there are often only predefined projects available.

At this lab we challenge you to either:
- Set up you own project from scratch (you need to find a green company that is interested in your plans)
- Define your concrete project from high-level ideas from a green company
- Choose a pre-defined project
- Join a running student project

Current projects

  • Tracing Muskrat migrations
  • Sequencing-based detection of Muskrat burrows
  • Between-field and in-field variation of cabbage seed batches from the same genetic origin
  • miRNA expression at different developmental stages of carrots

Past projects


Admission to the Green Student Lab will be based on the students' background and motivation, but also the availability of positions related to the students' expertise.

For entrance to the lab, we will conduct a formal application procedure, much like you would encounter looking for a "real job". This is not only to select suitable students for running the lab, but also to provide the applicants with the important experience and feedback of such an application procedure.

Interested students should send a full curriculum vitae including a list of study results, as well as an (informal) letter of motivation to greenstudentlab-fnwi at uva.nl. Based on this information candidates will be invited for an interview. The final decision on admission will be based on all interactions with, and information from, the student.