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.
New growth chambers and greenhouse
The labs of our division will get new growth chambers and a brand new greenhouse. We are excited!
New book chapter:
Van de Poel B. (2020). Ethylene’s fraternal twin steals the spotlight. Nature Plants.
Rankenberg T., Geldhof B., van Veen H., Holsteens K., Van de Poel B., Sasidharan R. (2021). Age-dependent abiotic stress resilience. Trends in Plant Science - accepted
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.