Lab members

The Plant Photobiology team at Utrecht University is headed by prof. Ronald Pierik. We are part of Plant Ecophysiology cluster in the department of Biology at Utrecht University, where we share labs and offices. Below is an overview of the scientific positions in the team.

December 2019
Photobiology PhD team team after “PhD supervisor of the year event”, June 2019. Left to right: Sara Buti, Lisa Oskam, Valérie Hoogers, Ronald Pierik, Martina Huber, Nicole Nieuwendijk. Missing PhD students in this picture are Jesse Küpers and Sarah Courbier

The group currently has 1 tenure track, 2 postdocs, 1 postdoc-technician, 8 PhD students:

Prof. Ronald Pierik
Dr. Kaisa Kajala

Dr. Chrysa Pantazopoulou
Dr. Kasper van Gelderen
Dr. Sara Buti

Sarah Courbier, MSc
Martina Huber, MSc
Valérie Hoogers, MSc
Jesse Küpers, MSc
Nicole Nieuwendijk, MSc
Lisa Oskam, MSc
Linge Li, MSc
Alexander Ebbing, MSc (external at NIOZ)

Ronald Pierik group Feb19

Former lab members:
Dr. Chiakai Kang (now at agriculture branch of Rabobank, NL)
Dr. Scott Hayes (now at University of Madrid, Spain – Prat lab)
Dr. Franca Bongers (now at Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China)
Dr. Charlotte Gommers (now at Wageningen University – Testerink lab)
Dr. Debatosh Das (now at University of Munich, Germany – Gutjahr lab)
Dr. Paulien Gankema (now at Friends of the Earth, Amsterdam, NL)
Dr. Wouter Kegge (now at Plantlab, Den-Bosch, NL)
Dr. Mieke de Wit (now at NERC, UK)
Dr. Joanna (Asia) Polko (now at University of North Carolina, USA – Kieber lab)
Dr. Diederik Keuskamp (now at Utrecht University, NL)