De Rybel Bert

Junior Group leader @ Vascular Development

Bert De Rybel graduated from the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of Ghent University in 2005 before starting his PhD research in the group of prof. Tom Beeckman, focusing on early lateral root development. For his postdoctoral research, he moved to the lab of prof. Dolf Weijers at Wageningen University in early 2010 funded by Marie-Curie and FEBS postdoc grants. Here, he initiated work on early vascular development. He received a prestigious NWO VIDI grant to continue this line of research in an independent manner. Funded by an FWO Odysseus II and an ERC Starting Grant, Bert is currently heading the ‘Vascular Development’ lab within VIB; is associate professor at Ghent University and was elected EMBO young investigator in 2019. His group aims at integrating developmental, cell and evolutionary biology to understand how plant vascular tissues develop.

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Office: Technologiepark 71, 9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium
Office Phone: +32(0)93313940

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Cytokinin - A Developing Story.
Wybouw, B., De Rybel, B.
Mobile PEAR transcription factors integrate positional cues to prime cambial growth.
Miyashima, S., Roszak, P., Sevilem, I., Toyokura, K., Blob, B., Heo, J.-o., Mellor, N., Help-Rinta-Rahko, H., Otero, S., Smet, W., Boekschoten, M., Hooiveld, G., Hashimoto, K., Smetana, O., Siligato, R., Wallner, E.-S., Mähönen, A.P., Kondo, Y., Melnyk, C., Greb, T., Nakajima, K., Sozzani, R., Bishopp, A., De Rybel, B., Helariutta, Y.
DOF2.1 controls cytokinin-dependent vascular cell proliferation downstream of TMO5/LHW.
Smet, W., Sevilem, I., Luis Balaguer, M.A., Wybouw, B., Mor, E., Miyashima, S., Blob, B., Roszak, P., Jacobs, TB., Boekschoten, M., Hooiveld, G., Sozzani, R., Helariutta, Y., De Rybel, B.
Evolution of vascular plants through redeployment of ancient developmental regulators.
Lu, K-J., van ’t Wout Hofland, N., Mor, E., Mutte, S., Abrahams, P., Kato, H., Vandepoele, K., Weijers, D., De Rybel, B.
Vascular transcription factors guide plant epidermal responses to limiting phosphate conditions.
Wendrich, J.R., Yang, B., Vandamme, N., Verstaen, K., Smet, W., Van de Velde, C., Minne, M., Wybouw, B., Mor, E., Arents, H.E., Nolf, J., Van Duyse, J., Van Isterdael, G., Maere, S., Saeys, Y., De Rybel, B.