Nutrient Availablity

In MiCROP we will find new signaling molecules and unravel their production, transportation and perception that influence beneficial microbes under phosphate starvation. 

In two projects funded by Chinese Scholarship Council, We study how phosphate starvation influences plant metabolism, and what the role of strigolactones is in these changes. We aim to fully elucidate strigolactone biosynthesis pathways in diverse plant species and explore their functional plasticity.

In a ‘Holland Innovative Potato’ project, we study how nitrogen influence plant metabolism, and which metabolites and microbes are essential for plant to obtain more nitrogen.


Student Projects