VIB scientists overview

Arabidopsis

  • Tom Beeckman Lab

    • formation of lateral-root primordia in the pericycle
    • involvement of cell-cycle regulation in the initiation of new organs
    • Auxin in the pericycle​
  • Wout Boerjan Lab

    • bio-energy research on poplar and Arabidopsis 
    • biosynthesis, polymerization and structure of lignin
  • Bruno Cammue Lab*

    • antimicrobial plant peptides including plant defensins
    • novel stress-induced plant peptides
    • plant-fungus interactions and plant disease analysis
    • biocontrol of plant diseases
  • Geert De Jaeger Lab

    • develop interactomic technology to study gene and protein networks regulating plant growth
    • use network knowledge to discover new approaches for the engineering of plant growth
  • Bert De Rybel Lab

    • ERC group​
    • the Plant Vascular System
    • Unraveling molecular mechanisms controlling development
    • Oriented cell divisions
    • Control in space and time generate a functional 3D organ
  • Ive De Smet Lab

    • ​unraveling phosphorylation-related signaling mechanisms associated with cell division and differentiation in plants
  • Lieven De Veylder Lab

    • mechanisms that control the timing of cell cycle exit
    • cell cycle adjustment by DNA stress checkpoint mechanisms
  • Ann Depicker Lab

    • ​agrobacterium-mediated transformation: T-DNA integration
    • RNA silencing in plants
    • molecular farming
  • Sofie Goormachtig Lab

    • ​elucidation of strigolactones signalling networks
    • functions of strigolactones in root biology and rhizosphere interactions
    • elucidation of plant signaling networks activated by plant growth promoting bacteria
  • Alain Goossens Lab

    • gene discovery in plant metabolism​
    • plant secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering
    • jasmonate signalling cascades
  • Dirk Inzé Lab

    • ERC group
    • molecular mechanisms regulating leaf organ size
    • systems biology of drought tolerance
    • computational approaches to elucidate plant growth
  • Thomas Jacobs Lab

    • ​Plant genome editing - Primarily with CRISPR/Cas
    • Development and optimization of genome editing reagents
  • Joris Messens Lab

    • Study of the proteins and mechanisms that control redox homeostasis
    • Biochemical, structural and quantum chemical expertise in thiol/redox-chemistry
  • Moritz Nowack Lab

    • ERC group
    • ​molecular control of the endosperm’s terminal differentiation steps
  • Jenny Russinova Lab

    • ​mechanism of brassinosteroid signaling regulation in plants
    • subcellular compartmentalization and trafficking of brassinosteroid receptor complexes
  • Frank Van Breusegem Lab

    • ​gene networks governing ROS signal transduction in plant
    • function of metacaspases and their inhibitors in Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Daniël Van Damme Lab

    • ERC group​
    • Our cell-biological and live cell imaging-oriented research takes advantage of the available tools in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Mieke Van Lijsebettens Lab

    • ​genetic and epigenetic mechanisms determining growth in Arabidopsis, Brassica and maize
    • upstream signaling and downstream targets of chromatin-modifying complexes