The highest awards in Dutch academia, the Spinoza and Stevin Prize, have been awarded to Utrecht University researchers Corné Pieterse and Tanja van der Lippe. The awards comprise a 2.5 million euro funding, provided by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
Every year, more than a quarter of all harvests worldwide is lost due to diseases and plagues. The question of how plants can protect themselves against this leads Spinoza laureate Corné Pieterse to the most basic fundamentals of plant life.
A broad partnership around solar fuels and chemistry receives a 4 million euro grant from the European Union’s Horizon funding programme. This enables the team to greatly strengthen the solar fuels and chemical community within Europe.