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Research programme

Plant Sciences & Natural Products

The mission of the Plant Science and Natural Products research programme is to contribute to the sustainable production of high quality crops, flowers and high-value bio-based products. This is realised by generating fundamental knowledge of basic biological processes related to development of plants and their interaction with the environment.

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Peter Klinkhamer

Research in the Plant Science and Natural Products cluster is organised in three themes. In the first theme, Plant Genome Modification, we are generating knowledge to develop tools for the modification of the plant genome. In the second theme, Plant Development and Evolution, we aim to understand plant developmental processes controlled by the plant hormone auxin with a focus on developmental switches. The final theme, Plant Ecology and Phytochemistry, addresses the interactions between plants and their environment with an emphasis on the role of secondary metabolites.

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