The Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS)

Five million euros for European research to increase agricultural and horticultural yields

Molecular approach to protect plants against cold stress and to stimulate growth.
The ‘Boostcrop’ consortium with researchers from the University of Amsterdam’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded nearly 5 million euros from the European ‘Future and Emerging Technologies’ program. Boostcrop aims to increase yields in agri- and horticulture with a new approach based on the development and application of molecular temperature controllers. [More]