Studium Generale – How can crops survive extreme weather?


All over the world, the effects of climate change are affecting food production. Long dry periods, desertification, heavy rainfall, and flooding pose a serious threat to agriculture.

Biologist Prof. Rashmi Sasidharan (UU) studies how plants deal with extreme weather conditions. What specific characteristics help plants to survive? And how can they serve as an inspiration for the kind of crops we grow?

In collaboration with Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development & Future Food Utrecht (UU). 

Dinner in the Faculty Club

Would you like to dine in the Faculty Club ahead of the event? Doors open from 18:00 hrs, dinner starts at 18:30 hrs. Costs €25,50 (students €19,50). Reserve a seat at the table using the registration form.

Start date and time
End date and time
Academiegebouw, Aula (event) and Huiskamer (dinner)
Entrance fee

No registration is needed. But seats are limited and first come, first served.

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