The Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS)



Veni Grant for Charles Underwood


Charles Underwood (Wageningen U&R, Plant Breeding) received a 250,000 Euro Veni-grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for his proposal titled “Understanding the barriers of genetic exchange in hybrid plants”. Charles will investigate  [...]

Veni Grant for Mark Sterken


Mark Sterken received a Veni-grant to investigate the interaction between plant-parastic nematodes and their host-plants. His proposal, “The host-parasite supergenome: an untapped source for disease resistances” was awarded 250,000 euro for the coming four years. [...]

Arrival of the EPS Postdoc Council!


It has taken some time, but we are happy to announce that EPS now has its very own Postdoc Council. As EPS Postdoc Council we aim to bring the EPS postdoc community together for exchanging [...]

EPS PhD candidates visit Averis


On Friday June 7 thirty PhD candidates headed to Valthermond, a small village in the north of the Netherlands. There they visited the potato-breeding company Averis, which is a daughter of the company AVEBE. After [...]

Inaugural lecture – Prof. Yuling Bai


Date: Thursday 23 May 2019 at 16.00 Venue: Wageningen University & Research Auditorium, Generaal Foulkesweg 1a, Wageningen Prof. Yuling Bai, Personal Professor of Plant Breeding, WUR will give her inauguration speech entitled “Plant Breeding: Art [...]

ERC Grant for Dolf Weijers


Dolf Weijers (Biochemistry, WUR) has won an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros for his research programme ‘DIRNDL - Directions in Development’: Multicellular organisms have a front, a back, a top and a bottom, [...]

Vici grant for Leónie Bentsink


Leónie Bentsink (Plant Physiology, WUR) was awarded an NWO Vici Grant of 1,5 MEuro for her project 'Seeds4Ever: Protection of stored mRNAs to Ensure seed survival. How do seed stored mRNA's survive?' With this funding [...]

Hugo de Vriesprijs 2019


Elk jaar wordt de Hugo de Vries prijs toegekend voor het beste botanische proefschrift dat verdedigd is aan een Nederlandse universiteit. Deze verkiezing wordt georganiseerd door de Koninklijke Nederlandse Botanische Vereniging (KNBV) en de Stichting [...]