PhD student at:
Wageningen University & Research, Laboratory of Plant Physiology
prof.dr.ing. Leonie Bentsink (WUR), Dr.ir. Rumyana Karlova (WUR), dr. Steven Groot (WUR) and dr. Mariana Silva Artur (WUR)
The aim of this project is to study the influence of maternal environment, including soil type and habitat, on microbial communities of Arabidopsis thaliana seeds across different generations, and how these seed microbiome affect abiotic stress tolerance during seed germination and early seedling growth. The project will be focused on Arabidopsis thaliana and the stresses studied will be drought and salt.