The lab generally consists of 8-12 people comprised of 2-4 PhD students and 6-9 postdocs. A lab manager and technical support ensure a good working environment. Members of the lab all have individual projects, but there is also a lot of collaboration between lab members. We foster a supportive lab environment that allows to benefit from the best things academic research has to offer: Freedom of pursuit of interesting research topics, freedom to plan the day and collaborate, rather than compete. We pursue science to better understand the biology of the parasites and the hosts we work with, with which may uncover novel targets for therapeutic intervention and we enjoy the creative process along the way. Social activities in the lab are common although we understand that people have a private life.