The Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS)

VICI grant for Christa Testerink

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, as basic development is impaired under these stressful conditions. Plants mount responses above- and belowground to locally overcome the general block in development. Testerink and her team will investigate how this developmental flexibility is achieved and will exploit it to improve stress resilience. You can find more information on the WUR website.