Projects of the Wageningen Seed Lab

Overview of research project currently performed in the Wageningen Seed Lab





Title Period Funding Members
The Occurrence of Desiccation Tolerance in Higher Plants: Evolution and Phylogeny of Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) Proteins 09-2014 / 09-2018 CAPES Henk Hilhorst, Wilco Ligterink, Mariana Aline Silva Artur
Genetic and molecular basis of chlorophyll retention in soybean seed 09-2014 / 09-2017 NWO Henk Hilhorst, Wilco Ligterink, Renake Nogueira Teixeira
Integrative 'omics' approach to unravel drought tolerance in Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) seeds and seedlings 11-2014 / 11-2017 CNPq Wilco Ligterink, Renato Delmondez de Castro
In vivo detection of age-related mechanisms in dry seed storage 02-2014 / 02-2018 STW Henk Hilhorst, Henk van As, Leo Willems, Elena Golovina
How does nature regulate seed life span? 09-2013 / 09-2018 STW Leónie Bentsink, Gonda Buijs
Clinal variation in fitness of seed germination and seedling establishment in Arabidopsis thaliana 06-2013 / 06-2017 CNPq Henk Hilhorst, Wilco Ligterink, Leónie Bentsink, Alexandre Correia Silva de Santana Marques
Genetic and environmental control of seed quality and seedling establishment 06-2013 / 01-2018 STW Wilco Ligterink, Henk Hilhorst, Juriaan Rienstra, Leo Willems, Elise Serin, Nafiseh Geshnizjani
The role of seed stored mRNAs in the control of seed dormancy 02-2012 / 02-2016 NWO Leónie Bentsink, Johannes Hanson, Bing Bai
Exploring the involvement of sugar signaling in the control of seed dormancy 09-2012 / 09-2015 NWO Leónie Bentsink, Bas Dekkers
Conserved regulation of desiccation tolerance in seeds and plants 01-2012 / 01-2016 CNPq Henk Hilhorst, Wilco Ligterink, Maria Cecilie Dias Costa
The transition from seed to seedling and implications for stress tolerance 01-2012 / 01-2016 CNPq Henk Hilhorst, Wilco Ligterink, Anderson Silva
Molecular and physiological changes in Ricinus communis seeds and seedlings in response to a changing environment 12-2011 / 12-2015 CNPq Henk Hilhorst, Wilco Ligterink, Paulo Ribeiro de Jesus
Molecular and phenotypical characterization of genes that are involved in the control of seed dormancy and after-ripening 04-2011 / 04-2015 Henk Hilhorst, Leónie Bentsink, Farzaneh Yazdanpanah
Production environment and seed quality 02-2011 / 04-2015 STW Henk Hilhorst, Leónie Bentsink, Hanzi He, Deborah de Souza Vidigal, Kerstin Gühl
Previous projects
The mechanism and control of desiccation tolerance in seeds 12-2009 / 03-2014 CAPES Henk Hilhorst, Wilco Ligterink, Julio Maia de Oliveira
Seed dormancy and Longevity 04-2009 / 12-2013 STW Leónie Bentsink, Thu-Phuong Nguyen
vSEED - the virtual seed 09-2009 / 09-2012 ERA-PG Leónie Bentsink, Bas Dekkers, Marieke Veldkamp
Physical-chemical predictors of seed storability 09-2008 / 09-2012 STW Henk Hilhorst, Henk van As, Elena Golovina
Genes for seed quality 03-2008 / 09-2012 STW Henk Hilhorst, Wilco Ligterink, Ronny Joosen, Rashid Kazmi, Noorullah Khan, Leo Willems

Overview of current projects

Overview of previous projects