Prof. Alain Goossens and his team will have an important contribution to ENDOSCAPE by designing and optimizing a sustainable plant-based production pipeline of endosomal endoscape enhancers. The team of Alain Goossens will establish plant (hairy) root and hydroponic plant production lines from the medicinal plants that naturally produce the endosomal endoscape enhancers. Furthermore, they will genetically engineer these plant and/or root lines for enhanced production of the endosomal endoscape enhancers.

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In his research, Lieven De Veylder aims at identifying mechanisms that link cell division with environmental stimuli. Both Anne Helfer (VIB Discovery Sciences) and Lieven De Veylder are engaged in a quest for new products.

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The Plant Journal, has recently initiated annual awards to the best papers in each of the three categories of articles published in the journal. The papers were voted for by the Editorial Board from a longlist drawn up from download rates and ‘Altmetric’ scores. Following paper has been awarded a Gold prize:

Vaneechoutte, D., Estrada, A. R., Lin, Y.-C., Loraine, A. E. and Vandepoele, K. (2017) Genome-wide characterization of differential transcript usage in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 92, 1218–1231