Molecular Plant Physiology
molecular plant physiology team 2015

We investigate sugar-, light- and high temperature-mediated signal transduction mechanisms and how this controls growth, in plants. In addition, we study carbon metabolism. Sugars activate signaling systems that lead to altered gene expression and a variety of plant responses that include resource allocation and growth. Similarly light and high temperatures have profound effects on plant gene expression, architecture and floral transition. These processes are investigated using molecular, genetical and physiological methods in the model system Arabidopsis and crops. In addition, we study the potential of the aquatic fern Azolla for the bio-based economy (movie).


13 December 2016
Joint UU-WUR effort for a National Plant Eco-Phenotyping Centre
5 January 2016
Utrecht Plant Science & Industry Symposium, 11 December 2015




UPSIS Symposium 2 arabidopsis touch
26 January 2018 12:00 - 17:00
The Utrecht Plant Science & Industry Symposium presents an overview of our main research topics and some recent in-depth examples of our world class science