dr. JC (Julian) Verdonk

dr. JC (Julian) Verdonk

Universitair docent

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.