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René Geurts

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Dr. ir.
Initials
R.
Main position
Universitair docent WUR
Disciplines
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Since
17-03-2008
End membership
01-04-2013
Employed by
Wageningen University & Research , Departement Plantenwetenschappen
Laboratorium voor Moleculaire Biologie
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
6708 PB   Wageningen
tel.   0317 484 712
rene.geurts@wur.nl
Personal website Research/publications

René Geurts (1968) has carried out groundbreaking research in the field of molecular developmental biology.

In collaboration with other plant biologists, he has decoded a set of genes used by plants such as members of the pea family to develop root nodules to host nitrogen fixing Rhizobium bacteria. His current research focuses on the evolution of this symbiotic signalling network. The research conducted by René Geurts is interdisciplinary in nature. The line of research he has set up integrates molecular biology, genetics, physiology and cell biology. Geurts' work, including three articles published in Science magazine, has earned him international renown.

Geurts, Dr. ir. R. (René)
  • Molecular Plant Biology /legumes / symbiosis / genomics / genetics / cytogenetics

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