The Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS)

EPS proposals

Four EPS proposals granted in TKI Graduate School Green Top sectors/Wageningen Graduate School call


The TKI graduate programme Green Top Sectors offers MSc students in the Plant Sciences the opportunity to write and submit their own PhD proposals with a research group of their own choice. An selection committee selected 2 MSc students whose projects were awarded with a fellowship. In addition, Wageningen UR selected 2 proposals for funding. In total 7 proposals were selected for funding.

Granted proposals TKI Graduate School Green Top Sectors call:

Babette Vlieger, UvA (coach Prof. Martijn Rep) – A leap into the unknown: understanding host-jumping by Fusarium oxysporum in cucurbits

Jordi Floriach-Clark, WUR (coach Dr. Viola Willemsen) – The NanoKey: One Nanoparticle to Unlock All Plants

Granted proposals Wageningen UR:

Annika Liefferink, WUR (coach Prof. Leónie Bentsink) – Seed germination under risky circumstances: the fundamental role of PUMILIO proteins

Sjoerd Woudenberg, WUR (coach Prof. Dolf Weijers) – How to build a plant’s organs: the ancient foundation uncovered in the fern Ceratopteris richardii.