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.

News
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
New paper
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

LATEST PAPERS

New paper
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.

LATEST RESEARCH

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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.

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Together with Praktijkpunt Landbouw Vlaams Brabant, Inagro and VCBT, we investigate production and quality bottlenecks in chicory production and explore novel smart-farming opportunities.

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Van de Poel Lab

MOLECULAR PLANT HORMONE PHYSIOLOGY