How can we identify plants?

Plants are essential for many aspects of our daily lives as they provide food, medicines, and construction materials. However, plants can also cause harm, think of poisonous plants, pollen allergies, adulterants in herbal medicines, or invasive species. Correct identification of plants is therefore crucial but unfortunately this is often problematic. Plant.ID will address this issue by developing state-of-the-art molecular solutions for a simplified way of identifying plants.

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  • 200916-embo Nataly receives an EMBO Fellowship for a research exchange at Kew Sep. 20, 2020
    Congratulations to Nataly for receiving a 3 month EMBO Fellowship for a research exchange at Kew! Nataly will plan to travel to Kew in early 2021 to learn more about population genomic analyses for historical samples. This will help her to better understand the population genomic dynamics of the Cinchona genus from the 19th-20th century. You can read more about the Cinchona tree and its historical significance in the BBC article that Nataly was interviewed for earlier this year.
  • 200727-botany Plant.ID at Botany 2020 Aug. 3, 2020

    Yannick Woudstra and Anne-Sophie Quatela both gave presentations this year at Botany 2020. Anne-Sophie gave a presentation on the results from her pilot study on targeted long read sequencing using herbarium specimens, and Yannick gave a presentation on his first batch of phylogenomic data for the aloes, including a preliminary phylogeny of approximately 200 taxa that show it is possible to obtain reasonable separation between closely related aloes. Both Yannick and Anne-Sophie received interesting questions and compliments. Many congratulations to the both of them!

  • 200603-msc-defense Congrats to Mari for her successful MSc defense! June 3, 2020

    Today, Mari Elizabeth Engelstad, the MSc student of María, successfully defended her MSc thesis, " Determining nature types in Norway by soil eDNA metabarcoding". So many congrats to a job well done!

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