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About GLS


The Green Life Sciences research cluster closely collaborates with both academia and the Dutch Horticulture & Starting Materials sector.

Our state-of-the-art facilities are highly instrumental in these collaborations. Many of our talented MSc and PhD students continue their career within academia or within the highly innovative Horticulture & Starting Materialssector.

A noteworthy example of our research cooperation with industry is the Dutch research program Green defence Against Pests (GAP). The programme is coordinated by GLS principal investigator Michel Haring.

Special chairs

The engagement of the Plant Breeding industry in the Green Life Sciences research is also evident from the appointment of two special chairs:

  • A special chair in Plant Virology was established on behalf of BioSeeds B.V. and KeyGene N.Vin 2014.
  • On behalf of the foundation Seed valley a special chair in Applied Quantitative Genetics was established in 2013.

Read more on our cooperative efforts in the 'Society' section of this Green Life Sciences website.