When you start getting text message with images like the above from your PhD students, taken from their window, you know they’re on to a cool project. We (Rashmi Sasidharan (initiator of it all) Martina Huber, Justine Toulotte, Kaisa Kajala, Rens … Continue reading →
We are very happy to use all the fantastic opportunities that the Arabidopsis model system offers to plant scientists. Our latest papers in PNAS (Pantazopoulou et al., 2017) and Current Biology (de Wit et al., 2016) are just two examples … Continue reading →
We are happy to welcome to Kaisa Kajala on a tenure track position in our team. Kaisa did a post-doc at UC-Davis and started last week with us, you can find more information on her research interests here.
Plants are sun worshippers and shade-avoidant. As soon as a leaf ‘sees’ shade, it either points its tip up, has the petiole grow further towards the light, or does a bit of both. We teamed up with researchers from Wageningen to decipher how plants coordinate between light detection (“eye) and response of the plant itself, which involves surprising insights. Our joint results were published in the scientific journal PNAS on 26 June with our PhD students Chrysa Pantazopoulou and Franca Bongers as lead authors.