The Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology studies the fundamentals of plant developmental processes. To achieve this, we generate insight in molecular networks and cellular processes that modulate the development of different plant organs and their crosstalk in relation to the environment. We aim to understand the ‘rulebook’ by which plant cells build functional (sub)cellular components and how this connects to particular developmental stages. Our research includes studies on; root and shoot architecture, tissue regeneration, and embryo development. We include in these studies the dynamics of cellular organization in relation to cell growth, cell communication, cell division and the organization of cell walls. The generated fundamental insights on processes in plant growth and development can drive the improvement of agricultural practices.