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Kiki Spaninks

Assistant professor

Dr. K. Spaninks
+31 71 527 4835

Kiki Spaninks is associated with the Plant Cluster as a teacher and researcher. Her teaching activities include several BSc courses in the field of Molecular Biotechnology. Her research is aimed at investigating the shoot-to-root signaling molecules during various aspects of plant development.

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As a PhD student and a Post-doc researcher, Kiki has worked together with Remko Offringa on plant developmental biology. As part of the LED it be 50% consortium (in collaboration with other Dutch universities and biotechnology companies) she investigated how different colors of light affect the early development of Arabidopsis thaliana and tomato plants. As part of the LettuceKnow consortium she worked on tipburn incidence in different lettuce accessions. Currently she is starting up a new project that investigates how signaling molecules that travel between the shoot and root influence various aspects of plant development.


Kiki teaches in the following courses: Moleculaire Biologie (2nd year BSc), Moleculaire Genetica van planten en microben (2nd year BSc), Ontwikkelingsbiologie Dier en Plant (2nd year BSc) and Plant Biotechnology (3rd year BSc).
BSc and MSc students are always welcome to apply for an internship under my supervision.

Extra activities

member of the Education Committee Biology

Assistant professor

  • Science
  • Instituut Biologie Leiden
  • IBL Plant Sciences

Work address

Sylviusweg 72
2333 BE Leiden
Room number 5.4.12



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