Vici Grant for Dr Frank Takken

13 February 2015

Dr Frank Takken, assistant professor of Molecular Plant Pathology recieves a Vici grant for: DNA Damage and Plant Immunity; An Ancient Link, a Novel Paradigm. Elucidating the Activity of NLR-type Immune Receptors in the Plant Nucleus

Plants are the most important source of nutrition for humans and animals. Despite plants’ advanced immune systems, 35% of the worldwide potential yields are lost as a result of diseases. Takken wishes to understand how plants activate their defence system when perceiving pathogens. This knowledge will make it possible to better protect plants against pathogens.

Published by  Swammerdam Institute