Sustainable agriculture and economy

Dirk Inzé of the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology was the first to take the stage. His center will continue to focus on productive and sustainable agriculture that tolerates changing conditions (such as drought, climate, etc.). “We want to use our knowledge of plants to help provide solutions for the climate problem,” Inzé said. “By using plant flows more intensively, it will even be possible to achieve a CO2-negative economy. That means an economy that absorbs rather than emits CO2.”

At the same time, Inzé wants to expand the focus of his research center to the roles of plant-based foods in health: “Our intense collaboration with VIB’s biomedical centers has placed us in a pole position for this work."

Dirk Inzé, Science Director of the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology
  Dirk Inzé