HelP-T2D: Helminth Products for Type 2 Diabetes
The HelP-T2D project has started on April 1st, 2015. The mid-term meeting took place in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on March 28th, 2018. Within the project researchers from two universities are working together. During the meeting the progress of the project and the planning for the collaborative activities in the coming year were discussed.
During the radio interview with Bas van Werven, Dr. Arjen Schots explained how proteins from parasitic worms can be used to improve glucose metabolism and lower incidence of type 2 diabetes. It was discussed how this may improve the well-being of type 2 diabetic patients, notably by promoting body-weight loss.
“The come-back of tobacco as medicine”: The work of Dr. Arjen Schots’ group in the Laboratory of Nematology of the Wageningen University on plant glyco-engineering was highlighted in the Dutch Newspaper Het Parool – July 2017
Patrick van der Zande, a PhD student from the Leiden Immunoparasitology group form the Leiden University Medical Center, has given a talk on his work on plant-produced parasite molecules as modulators of insulin sensitivity and metabolic homeostasis during the visit of the green house used by the Department of Nematology at Wageningen University.