Natural fungal disease resistance in oat, MSc, BSc or PUK Ny
We aim to identify genes that confer resistance against devastating fungal diseases in cereals, exacerbated by climate change. The focus is on Fusarium and on identification of plant genes that detoxify its harmful toxins.
Molecular basis for production of anthocyanins Ny
Anthocyanins gives rise to a palette of colors ranging from yellow to deep blue. Their biosynthesis depends on the coordinated action of multiple enzymes. Help us discover how these enzymes are regulated
Master internship on plant-insect-fungus interactions
We are looking for a motivated student to test the efficiency of fungal inoculum combined to selected soil microbial communities (from different fields), applied on strawberry plants, on spider mite population.
MSc/BSc from KU to study how fungal pathogens colonize new host species?
We use artificially created pathogen host-shifts in the laboratory to study pathogen plasticity and genomic changes using insects, fungi, bioinformatics and microbiology.
Development of micro-factories in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ny
An interdisciplinary project with a lot of yeast and metabolic engineering. Our group offers a greatly supportive environment, where you can learn and apply top-level scientific practice
Student needed for project on insect behaviour and welfare Ny
Insect Welfare is a completely novel research area in need of development
Master project: Non-destructive characterizations of the physiological response to glypho Ny
This project will investigate the physiological response to glyphosate exposure for different non-target plant species.
Biosensors for Synthetic Biology applications Ny
Experience up to date approaches on synthetic biology and be a part of our group, in a very hospitable and educative environment
Crop for the Future: Taming a neglected local weed as a crop for food security Ny
Promotion of plant growth and stress resilience by beneficial microbes Ny
Growth of the world population in combination with yield reductions due to climate change scenarios requires alternatives for sustainable increase in agricultural food, feed and energy production with reduction of agrochemicals.