The Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS)

Boards and Committees

Boards and Committees2022-09-20T13:44:33+01:00

The Board consists of:

  • Prof.dr. L.A.C.J. (Rens) Voesenek (UU, Chair)
  • Prof.dr. R (Remko) Offringa (LU)
  • Prof.dr. J. (Jian) Xu (RU)
  • Prof.dr. R.E. (Ronald) Koes (UvA)
  • Prof.dr. M. (Marcel) Dicke (WUR)

The Director of EPS, the Chair of the EPS PhD Council and the Chair of the EPS Postdoc Council attend the meetings of the Board

The International Advisory Board (IAB) guards the quality of EPS activities, in particular the research policy and programme, and the educational programme. The IAB consists of six leading scientists in different fields of experimental plant sciences:

The Industry Board (IB) was established to allow industry and science to exchange ideas and goals. The Board also provides an opportunity through its activities to inform candidates of how science is applied in industry. The board advises on research policy and the educational programme.

The IB consists of:

The EPS Research Committee consists of:

  • Prof.dr. G.C. (Gerco) Angenent (Chair)
  • Dr. K. (Kaisa) Kajala (UU) and Prof.dr. D. (Dolf) Weijers (WUR), coordinators research theme 1 “Developmental Biology of Plants”
  • Dr. F. (Frank) Takken (UvA) and E.H. (Erik) Poelman (WUR), coordinators research theme 2 ”Interaction between Plants and Biotic Agents “
  • Dr. I. (Ivo) Rieu (RU) and Prof.dr. L. (Leónie) Bentsink (WUR), coordinators research theme 3 “Metabolism and Adaption”
  • Dr. M.E. (Maike) Stam (UvA) and Prof.dr. M.E. (Eric) Schranz (WUR), coordinators research theme 4 “Genome Biology and Gene Regulation”

The Chair of the EPS PhD Council attends the meetings of the Research Committee.

The Educational Committee consists of EPS staff-members and PhD candidates:

  • Prof.dr. M. (Marcel) Dicke (WUR, Chair)
  • Dr. A.J.M. (Ton) Peeters (UU)
  • Dr. F.L.W (Frank) Takken (UvA)
  • Dr. J.L. (Janny) Peters (RU)
  • Prof.dr. (Remko) Offringa (LU)

The Chair of the EPS PhD Council attends the meetings of the Educational Committee.

The PhD Council consists of representatives from all research groups joined in EPS and advises the Board and Committees of EPS both upon request and on their own initiative.

  • Robin Cowper, chair

  • Sanne Matton, secretary

The list of all members of the council can be found here.

The PhD Council attends the meetings of the EPS Board, the Research Committee and the Educational Committee and contributes to (new) developments which may affect your PhD experience.

The Postdoc Council consists of representatives from all research groups joined in EPS and advises the Board and Committees of EPS both upon request and on their own initiative.

  • Melissa Leeggangers, Chair
  • Cloe Villard, Secretary

The list of all members of the council can be found here.

The postdoc council attends the meetings of the EPS Board, the Research Committee and the Educational Committee and contributes to (new) developments which may affect your postdoc experience.

Prof.dr. Gerco Angenent is Director of EPS; as such, he is responsible for all executive affairs concerning EPS.

  • Prof.dr. G.C. (Gerco) Angenent, Director of EPS
  • Dr. I. (Ingrid) Vleghels, Executive secretary of EPS
  • Dr. S.L. (Susan) Urbanus, PhD Programme Coordinator / PhD Advisor
  • Dr. J. (Juliane) Teapal, Education Coordinator / Postdoc advisor
  • Ms. A. ( Anja) Mosselman, Office assistance