I’ve always been intrigued by the biological processes taking place in the cell and the consequences for the living organism. In my projects I combine basic cell biology with a technology driven approach which provides me with unique perspectives in finding an answer to a certain research question. My postdoctoral project focuses on translational regulation in relation to TOR-mediated growth with the aim to increase yield in limiting nutrient conditions. Translating our research results to economically relevant crops such as maize and wheat will contribute to a more sustainable agriculture.
Since July 2017, I became an active member of the VIB Postdoc committee. Our goal is to create a strong postdoc community across the geographically dispersed VIB centers by organising several events throughout the year, from postdocs, for postdocs. We provide them with insight in career options, the development of soft skills, and networking opportunities. Our slogan: CONNECT to EMPOWER.
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