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EMBO Member

Dirk Inzé

Ghent University | Belgium

EMBO 2003 | CouC 05–08

Systems biology of plant growth

My research ambition is to obtain a holistic understanding of the molecular networks regulating plant organ growth and crop productivity. My group's work has opened up new perspectives for the identification of optimal growth regulatory networks that can be selected by advanced breeding, or for which more robust variants can be obtained through genetic engineering. As such, my group's work significantly contributed to providing food security for the growing world population.

Keywords: Plant biology / organ size / plant growth / cell cycle

Subject area(s): Development | Plant Biology | Systems Biology