L (Leonie) Bentsink L (Leonie) Bentsink

Personal Professor


I am intrigued by the potential of seeds to survive storage and to time germination to appropriate moments that allow successful establishment of the seedling. My research focusses on fundamental aspects of seed traits, like seed dormancy, seed longevity and germination, in relation to their ecological importance and application prospective for the industry.

Group members:

Leo Willems (technician)

Shuang Song (PhD student)

Nikita Sajeev (PhD student)

Kees Ketting (PhD student)

Patricija Gran (PhD student)

Annika Liefferink (PhD student)

Richie Eve Ragas (PhD student)

Sasiwimon Siricharoen (PhD student)

Anirban Baral (Postdoc)

Annabel van Driel (Postdoc)


The following PhD students from my group successfully defended their thesis: