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5th Plant Microbiome Symposium proceeded with great excellence

2024-06-25

Over 200 researchers from all over the world gathered last week at the Royal Tropical Institure (KIT) in Amsterdam to attend the 5th Plant Microbiome Symposium, organised by MiCRop. The symposium provided excellent opportunities to share knowledge through

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MiCRop Phase II Approved by Dutch Ministry!

2024-05-15

The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science (ECS) in The Hague has approved the continuation of a second term for MiCRop, and with that, the continued financing of our project for the coming five years. This was stated in an official letter from

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MiCRop VR incredibly popular among kids at Expeditie Next

2024-05-01

The Virtual Reality-application of MiCRop was exhibited today at the Expeditie NEXT Science Fair in Zutphen to resounding success! While the VR-game is still in development by MiCRop and the visualisation lab, it was still considered extremely popular amo

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Toby Kiers talks fungi in interview with We Are the ReGeneration

2024-04-17

"Farmers of the future will work together with their fungi", such is the title of an interview with Toby Kiers published by We Are the ReGeneration last month. In her interview, Toby delves into the rising scientific interest in fungi, the changing public

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Hilde Herrema to present Holomicrobiome Initiative at NCOH 30th May!

2024-04-16

Dr. Hilde Herrema will be giving a talk about the Holomicrobiome at the NCOH Annual Meeting on Thursday 30th of May at Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. The full title of her talk will be "The Holomicrobiome Initiative; tapping into the potential of the microb

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Save the date! 18 April, 2024: Vintage Innovation - Bacteriophage webinar

2024-04-09

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a significant global health threat, leading to increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Addressing AMR requires a multifaceted approach that considers human, animal, and environmental health – known as the

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bacLIFE: How AI distinguishes the good from the bad and the ugly

2024-04-02

A study published in Nature last month described how researchers used machine learning to predict the "lifestyle" of certain microorganisms (meaning whether they are beneficial or harmful to their host plants). For this, the researchers created an algorit

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High school students in North-Holland first explorers of virtual microbiome

2024-03-22

Students that attended the Bètapartners Conference at the Bertrand Russell College in Krommenie were the first today to try out a beta-version of the VR application developed by MiCRop. The VR application is a game which aims to introduce the young player

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Dutch cabinet allocates €200 million to Holomicrobiome

2024-03-15

The Dutch cabinet has allocated €200 million from the National Growth Fund to the Holomicrobiome initiative. This was announced today on the website of Holomicrobiome. The funds will serve to stimulate research into the microbiome and the economically int

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Symposium in honor of the 175th birthday of Hugo de Vries

2023-06-12

The Hugo de Vries Prize 2022 was awarded to Eline Ampt for her outstanding thesis on the relationship between biodiversity and plant diseases in natural ecosystems

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Genetic Mapping of the Root Mycobiota in Rice and its Role in Drought Tolerance

2023-06-08

New publication on genetic factors involved in rice-microbe interaction and their relevance in drought tolerance

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Spinoza prize for Toby Kiers

2023-06-07

Toby Kiers and three other researchers have been awarded with the highest awards in Dutch scientific community

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Searching for the invisible life on Galápagos Islands

2023-03-22

Expedition to the Galápagos Islands to uncover invisible life and its relationship with the local flora

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New Science publication: Maize resistance to witchweed through changes in strigolactone biosynthesis

2023-01-06

MiCRop researchers Harro Bouwmeester, Lemeng Dong, Chengsheng Li, Marnix Medema and a team of international collaborators have identifed a maize line that is resistant to Striga

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Giannis Stringlis appointed Assistant Professor

2023-01-02

Giannis starts his new position at the Agricultural University of Athens

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Marnix Medema appointed professor

2022-12-22

He now holds a personal chair in Bioinformatics at Wageningen University

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New outreach colleague has started her work at MiCRop

2022-12-18

Sanne will strengthen the team with her communications and marketing experience

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Science: Rewilding plant microbiomes

2022-11-14

Perspectives article in Science by Jos Raaijmakers & Toby Kiers

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Webinar Imaging life on a nano-scale

2022-11-10

Webinar on NanoSIMS in Life and Medical Sciences on 14 November

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MiCRop Day in Amsterdam

2022-11-09

Unconcious Bias & Teambuilding

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Lecture about entangled life and the hidden world of fungi

2022-10-27

Anniversary lecture at Spui25 in Amsterdam on 14 November

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Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre officially opened

2022-10-01

The joint initiative of Wageningen University & Research and Utrecht University has officially opened

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Dutch Science Weekend - Meet MiCRop in Amsterdam

2022-09-30

Saturday, 1 October 2022, it's Open Day at many places in the Netherlands: Come meet MiCRop at Science Park 904 in Amsterdam!

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Two new MiCRop postdocs are starting their work

2022-09-26

We are happy to welcome Jié Hu and Rahul Jain!

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Metabolomics & the Microbiome First Edition

2022-09-16

Meeting on 22 Sep 2022 at DSM in Delft

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Unearthing the Secret Superpowers of Fungus

2022-07-27

Fantastic article about the importance of fungal networks in the New York Times

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Sampling fungal networks in green roofs

2022-07-22

Article in Trouw about sampling fungal networks on bus stops in Utrecht

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MiCRop delegation at miCROPe conference in Vienna

2022-07-18

A team of MiCRop researchers at the international miCROPe conference

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SPUN on Science cover

2022-07-13

The Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN), a new fungus-focused non-profit with its ambitious effort to map the global distribution of mycorrhizal fungi

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New publication: Disentangling the genetic basis of rhizosphere microbiome assembly in tomato

2022-07-06

A new publication in Nature Communications, partly funded by MiCRop, by the groups of Jos Raaijmakers and Marnix Medema.

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Marnix Medema awarded with Vidi grant

2022-07-01

Marnix Medema awarded Vidi grant for his work to develop integrative-omics-based methods to computationally identify plant biosynthetic pathways and link them to their metabolic products, to provide new insights into pathway evolution.

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Copenhagen Bioscience Conference: Plant-microbe Interactions

2022-06-29

Conference on plant-microbe interactions on 13-17 November 2022 in Copenhagen. Call for abstracts is open!

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MiCRop Annual Meeting 2022

2022-06-24

Two days of exciting science, inspiring talks and lots of discussions in Amsterdam

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Spinoza prize for Corné Pieterse

2022-06-17

Corné Pieterse has been awarded with the highest prize in Dutch academia

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Genotype to Phenotype: Bridging Comparative Genomics and Cell Biology

2022-05-20

Workshop bringing together computational, cell, and evolutionary biologists

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MiCRop Annual Meeting on 23-24 June 2022 in Amsterdam!

2022-02-24

We are happy to announce our first live MiCRop Annual Meeting

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International Symposium miCROPe, July 11-14, 2022, Vienna, Austria

2022-02-08

MICROBE-ASSISTED CROP PRODUCTION-OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES & NEEDS

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GRC Salt and Water Stress in Plants May 22 - 27, 2022

2022-01-12

Gordon Research Conference: Interfaces with Soil and Microbes

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MiCRop PI Toby Kiers in the media with her new SPUN initiative

2021-12-07

SPUN is a non-profit, science-based initiative founded to map fungal networks and advocate for their protection.

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Mathematical Biology in Microbiota Research- Future Food Utrecht Conversation Series lecture

2021-09-17

The FFU Conversation Series are short lectures where guest lecturers or researchers can present their ideas about a topical food issue or present their recent research to the FFU community.

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Integration of omics data to unravel root microbiome recruitment

2021-07-22

Review on multi-omics data integration methods to unravel signalling relationships.

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Metabolic interactions in beneficial microbe recruitment by plants

2021-07-12

Review on metabolic interactions and beneficial microbe recruitment, published in Current Opinion in Biotechnology.

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First MiCRop Annual Meeting

2021-06-25

More than 70 participants discussed the progress, challenges and possibilities in two online sessions

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The Chemistry of Stress: Understanding the ‘Cry for Help’ of Plant Roots

2021-06-09

Review on stress responses in plants, published in Metabolites

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How fungi helped plants to get on land

2021-05-31

The importance of the relationship and trade between plants and fungi

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What is going on in the MiCRop greenhouses and labs?

2021-05-20

An impression from the on-going work.

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Articles about plant health and about the symbiosis of fungi and plants

2021-05-12

Articles featuring, among others, MiCRop PIs Corné Pieterse and Toby Kiers in Bionieuws

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Metabolites Special Issue

2021-04-28

Invitation to submit to Metabolites Special Issue “Integration of Metabolomics with Other Omics Technologies to Investigate Metabolism and Signaling in Plants”

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Toby Kiers awarded Vici grant

2021-04-21

Toby Kiers awarded Vici grant for research on fungal networks

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Designing a home for beneficial plant microbiomes

2021-03-08

Review article published as result of collaborative effort between MiCRop and colleague researchers from China Agricultural University.

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People behind MiCRop: interview with Rumyana Karlova

2021-02-10

In this series, we interview the researchers that are driving MiCRop. Meet Rumyana Karlova, assistant professor at Wageningen University!

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Latest reads: publications Jan/Feb 2021

2021-02-08

Find and read the latest publications in scientific journals and their abstracts by consortium members.

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Bugs, food, art, and sustainability

2021-02-04

Interview with Marcel Dicke on groundworkgallery.com

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9 open PhD fellowships within ARISTO

2021-01-19

PhD positions in the field of soil microbial toxicity of pesticides

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Happy holidays & a joyous 2021!

2020-12-23

We wish you wonderful days

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People behind MiCRop: interview with Giannis Stringlis

2020-12-02

In this series, we interview the researchers that are driving MiCRop. Meet Giannis Stringlis, postdoctoral researcher Utrecht University!

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Internal (online) kick-off

2020-11-20

The internal kick-off meeting took place online on Friday, 20 November 2020.

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Potato greenhouse experiments in Ecuador

2020-10-30

Experiments in Ecuador are in full process

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All about plant science on Dutch TV tonight!

2020-10-22

Tonight is all about plant science on TV: science programme Zembla features among others Harro Bouwmeester representing MiCRop, and in 'Grote Vragen', you can follow Christa Testerink and her research. Watch it live on NPO 2 or afterwards online.

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People behind MiCRop: interview with Karen Kloth

2020-10-21

In this series, we interview the researchers that are driving MiCRop. Meet Karen Kloth, postdoc at Wageningen University!

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Amsterdam Microbiome Initiative

2020-10-19

The Amsterdam Microbiome Initiative in the spotlight at BioNieuws. This initiative is looking for the common role(s) of microorganisms in microbial communities, independant of their location.

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Kickoff meeting of Wageningen MiCRop team

2020-09-07

Three new PhD students and a postdoc started their work at the Wageningen research team

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Bionieuws: €40 million for plants and brains

2019-09-07

De overheid investeert 40 miljoen euro in twee innovatieve biologische onderzoeksprogramma’s naar wortelmicrobiomen van planten en hersenaandoeningen.

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Trouw: Financiële injectie voor toponderzoekers

2019-08-31

Zes groepen topwetenschappers van verschillende Nederlandse universiteiten krijgen in total 113,8 miljoen euro voor hun onderzoeksprogramma.

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Twenty million euros for the next generation of sustainable crops

2019-08-30

Six consortia of top researchers are being awarded a total of 113.8 million euros to conduct groundbreaking scientific research programmes in the coming years, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) has announced.

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