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EPS PhD council announce new chair and secretary

11-10-2021|

Alejandro Thérèse Navarro (left) from Plant Breeding, Wageningen University & Research will be the new chair and Martha van Os (right) from Plant Physiology, Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam the new secretary of [...]

GeneSprout talks to the EU head of Biotechnology

07-10-2021|

On the 22nd of September, board member representatives of the GeneSprout Initiative Nikita Sajeev, Juriaan Rienstra, Gwen Swinnen, and Maarten Houben, met with Irene Sacristan Sanchez, head of the Unit for Biotechnology in the Directorate [...]

2 Plant Science NWO ENW-M projects awarded

27-07-2021|

Functional dissection of transcription factor phase separation in plant hormone response Dr. Jan Willem Borst (WUR) Auxin transcription factors are involved in the regulation of plant growth and these proteins contain intrinsically disordered domains. These [...]

New member at EPS office

15-02-2021|

Anja Mosselman started to work for EPS in February. Together with Ria Fonteijn she will take care of  administrational and organizational tasks in the EPS office. We are looking forward to working with you Anja.

Five NWO VIDI’s for EPS Researcher

10-11-2020|

A great outcome for the Dutch plant scientists. Five EPS researcher received the prestigious Vidi grant: Congratulations to Kaisa Kajala from Utrecht University and  Wilma van Esse, Wouter Kohlen, Jose Lozano and Elwira Smakowaska Luzan [...]

Rubicon for Sjon Hartman

24-09-2020|

Sjon Hartman from the University Utrecht is on of the 16 starting science talents that received the Rubicon. For two years he will join the Gibbs Lab of the University of Birmingham, UK. Research by [...]

PhD Corona Impact Survey – results

22-06-2020|

The spread of Covid-19 has rapidly and strongly impacted societies all over the world. The EPS PhD Council decided to release a survey in order to evaluate the impact of the resulting crisis on the [...]

Today is Fascination of Plants Day!

18-05-2020|

Show your love of plants! Post something to your social media channels to show others how fascinating and important plants are and use #FoPD and #PlantsDay. Listen here to Radio Gelderland where Dolf Weijers, professor [...]

KNAW Early Career Award

30-04-2020|

The KNAW Early Career Award is intended to support and encourage talented PhD graduates. The Award is aimed at researchers at the start of their career who are capable of developing innovative and original research [...]

EPS @Work

30-03-2020|

Check out how your colleagues are adjusting to their new work environment or find tips on how to work well at home on the EPS @ work page, which is now online!

VICI grant for Christa Testerink

20-02-2020|

Christa Testerink, Professor of Plant Physiology at Wageningen UR, was awarded an NWO Vici Grant of 1,5 MEuro for her project 'In shape under stress': Drought and salinity of the soil present threats to plants, [...]

Call for abstracts NWO Life2020

23-01-2020|

Call for abstracts NWO Life2020 Life is the annual NWO congress for the life sciences in the full scope. The registration for Life2020 is open and the call for abstracts has been published! Scientists in [...]

Hugo de Vriesprijs 2019

10-01-2020|

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 [...]

Veni Grant for Charles Underwood

22-08-2019|

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

22-08-2019|

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!

19-07-2019|

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

17-06-2019|

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

09-05-2019|

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

29-03-2019|

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

26-02-2019|

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

11-01-2019|

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 [...]