First experiments started

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Planting first Brassica rapa seedlings Three weeks before the start of the experiments we were transferring the seedlings to pots. Mating the butterflies to obtain egg-laying females Is this a male or a female? Egg-laying maschines Female cabbage whites did a quick job by laying 3 single eggs on one…

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Gordon Research Conference 2017

Succesful conference

The conference was a great success, with lots of nice talks, entertaining introductions by hosts, great poster presentations and fruitful workshops, as well as plenty of time for networking! More than 200 researchers from the U.S., Germany, The Netherlands and many other countries participated. Great job of the organizers Nicole van Dam and Spencer Behmer!

Poster presentations

Luis Paniagua, Georgios Valsamakis and Vivian Firtzlaff (PhDs @FU Berlin) in front of their poster on 'antibiotic effects on priming of defences by eggs ' which got lots of attention and feedback.

Tweet by Julia Korisheva (Univ. of London, UK) after my talk

Enjoying Californian sun

To overcome the jet lag, we went for a walk on Ventura harbor and beach with Luis, Georgios and others from WUR/FU.

Four Points Sheraton Hotel at Ventura harbour

The Gordon team found a nice venue for the conference. The food and facilities were excellent Only the poster room was too noisy.

BINGO project meeting Delemont

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On 17-20 January 2017 we had a meeting with the whole Bingo European consortium, very well organized by CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) in Delemont, Switzerland. We had  fruitful and interesting days incl. a workshop, mid-term meeting with the EU project officer and expert, a network meeting with…

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First Vidi users committee meeting

img_6384On 1 Dec we had the first users committee meeting of the NWO/STW Vidi project ‘Pest-killing plants’ with the STW manager incl. 20 members from 5 companies and 10 university departments. We had very fruitful discussions and hopefully we will present some nice first results during the next meeting in May 2017!