Beetle can limit hay fever
Leiden biologist Suzanne Lommen and an international team of scientists have investigated how a beetle can reduce hay fever in Europe. Locally, the be...
Longevity gene discovered in plants
Harvesting rice from the same field, without planting new rice plants? A discovery may bring this scenario closer. Leiden scientists have discovered a...
‘Don’t ever discriminate yourself by any gender-related label’
Iranian molecular plant biologist Salma Balazadeh started her career in Germany. Now she sets up a research group in Leiden to study stress in plants ...
Dutch National Research Agenda supports five ‘Leiden’ public-private projects
The Dutch National Research Agenda announced today that it will provide 17 research projects with a total of 61 million euros in funding. Researchers ...
Leiden discovery evaluated by world-leading breeding companies
Various companies in the plant biotech industry will test a recent Leiden discovery in their crops. The ‘Pol Theta’ technology is developed in Leiden ...
Phyto-pharmaceuticals and gene targeting
We exploit secondary metabolites of plant to develop pharmaceutical compounds and we genetically modify plant genomes to improve crops.