Emilie Wientjes (WUR, Biophysics) was awarded a VIDI grant for her research ‘How flexible is photosynthesis?’.
Plants use light to make sugars. However, the quantity and quality of light vary during the day. The researchers use molecular techniques and advanced microscopy to understand how plants adjust their photosynthetic machinery to cope with those changes. This knowledge can contribute to the improvement of photosynthesis in crops.
More information about the VIDI research grant is available in Dutch.
The VIDI incentive programme is aimed at experienced researchers who have conducted research for several years after obtaining their PhD. The VENI, VIDI and VICI grants together form the NWO’s Innovational Incentives Scheme.