Renee Cuppen and Niels Hendrikx from Fontys University in Eindhoven undertook a five month internship at Flinders University as part of their degree.
While in Australia, Renee worked on a project titled, 'Screening endophytic actinomycetes for new bioactive compounds', in the department of Medical Biotechnology.
Niels' project was titled 'Isolation and characterisation of actinobacteria from potato plants and testing with Streptomyces scabies Rhizoctonia solani and Spongospora subterranea'.
While in Australia, Qi is studying a comparative actinobacteria and marine sponge project titled 'Comparitive study of actinobacteria associated with marine sponges and ascidians' under Professors Chris Franco, Wei Zhang and Caihuan Ke (China).
Professor Caihuan Ke is part of the Faculty of Biological Technology and Engineering, College of Ocean and Earth Science at Xiamen University.