S (Sarah) Courbier

S (Sarah) Courbier

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In December 2020, I started as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Leo Marcelis' lab focusing on the effect of environmental cues (mainly light, temperature and nutrient availability) on lettuce growth and nutritionnal quality. The aim of this project is to find optimal growth conditions to promote growth and increase levels of minerals and phytochemicals in these plants in vertical farms. Before working at WUR, I did my PhD at Utrecht university where I studied the effect of far-red light on tomato plant immune responses towards Botrytis cinerea in Prof. Pierik's lab.