Van de Poel Lab
Welcome to the website of the Van de Poel lab.
We are a plant science lab, affiliated with the University of Leuven, focusing on plant hormone physiology, with a special interest in ethylene. We also perform translational research on innovations in horticulture. We use molecular genetics, biochemical and physiological experiments to perform basic and applied research in the emerging fields of horticulture and agriculture.
Congratulations on Dr. Li to obtain a research tenure track position at Zhejiang University
New paper accepted in Current Opinions in Plant Biology - coming out soon!!!
New Paper in Plant Physiology: A digital sensor to measure real-time leaf movements and detect abiotic stress in plants
New Paper in Horticulture Research: UV-B light and its application potential to reduce disease and pest incidence in crops.
Two FWO felloships awarded to PhD studens Laurien Volkaert and Jolien Pattyn! Congrats!
New equipment: Robotic GC system for fast high-throughput ethylene gas analysis
Geldhof B, Pattyn J, Eyland D, Carpentier S, Van de Poel B. (2021) A digital sensor to measure real-time leaf movements and detect abiotic stress in plants, Plant Physiology kiab407, in press
Meyer P., Van de Poel B., De Coninck B. (2021). UV-B light and its application potential to reduce disease and pest incidence in crops. Horticulture Research 8, 194. (IF 6.793 – Ranking ‘Horticulture’ 1/37 and ‘Plant Science’ 14/235.
In collaboration with the University of Aruba, we will investigate the potential of indoor vertical farming to enable sustainable and locally produced fruits and vegetables.
Together with Praktijkpunt Landbouw Vlaams Brabant, Inagro and VCBT, we investigate production and quality bottlenecks in chicory production and explore novel smart-farming opportunities.