dr. JC (Julian) VerdonkAssistant Professor
My research interests are plant natural products (secondary metabolites) and postharvest quality and the influence that pre harvest conditions have on quality. My research focusses also on how a plant regulates different biochemical routes during stages of plant development, especially in flowers and or fruits. I study genes and gene products involved in enzyme organization and regulatory mechanisms of plant natural products, and use this knowledge to select plants with improved qualities: better resistance against pest, drought or salinity, or with better post-harvest qualities: better seed set, fruit size or flavour, vase and/or shelf life.
Please check postharvestcentral for more information about the postharvest research that is performed at Horticulture and Product Physiology @ Wageningen University and Research