Veni Award 2019 – Personal Research Grant NWO for research on "The host-parasite supergenome: an untapped source for disease resistances"

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Currently, plant breeders consider disease resistance as the product of a simple gene-for-gene interaction between host and parasite. This view results in using a critically narrow genetic basis for resistance breeding in current cultivars. The superorganism concept assumes a complex, gradual co-evolution of genetic networks to uncover new disease resistances.
Granting OrganisationsThe Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)