Dr. ing. M. (Martijn) van Zanten

Hugo R. Kruytgebouw
Padualaan 8
Kamer O207
3584 CH Utrecht

Dr. ing. M. (Martijn) van Zanten

Associate Professor
Plant Stress Resilience
+31 (0)253 3111

2022 April - Present:              Associate Professor, Plant stress resilience; focus on temperature signalling and acclimation


2020 April - Present:              Manager of education Bachelorprogramme Biology


2014 March  - 2022 March:    Assistant Professor, Molecular Plant Physiology, Mechanisms of plant high temperature acclimation


2012 Jan – 2014 March:         Principle Investigator, Molecular Plant Physiology, Mechanisms of plant high temperature acclimation. Financed by a personal NWO (Netherlands scientific organization) Innovational Research Incentives Scheme VENI grant (Grant no. 863.11.008)


2009 Dec – 2011 Dec:           Postdoctoral fellow,Mechanisms of seed dormancy group, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics; Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany; Chromatin dynamics during seed maturation, storage and germination in Arabidopsis thaliana. Advisors: Prof. Dr. M. Koornneef, Dr. Wim J.J. Soppe; Financed by a personal EMBO Long term fellowship (ALTF 700-2010). Rubicon fellowship; NWO (Netherlands scientific organization)/Marie Curie Cofund Action (grant no: 825.10.014) (grant declined in favour of EMBO fellowship)


2004 Aug – 2009 Nov:        Graduate Student, Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Control of differential petiole growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. Promotor: Prof. Dr. L.A.C.J. Voesenek; Co-promotores: Dr. A.J.M. Peeters, Dr. F.F. Millenaar. Doctorate Awarded with judicium Cum laude (top 5% ranking), Nov. 4, 2009