Climate Change

Climate change poses an existential threat to our world, altering ecosystems and disrupting life on a global scale. Our Center’s research is geared toward understanding the intricate relationship between plant life and atmospheric dynamics. We focus on developing resilient plant varieties capable of withstanding extreme weather patterns while sequestering carbon more efficiently. By unraveling the genetic basis of plant resilience, we aim to contribute to carbon-neutral practices that can mitigate the adverse effects of global warming.

Grains that can withstand months of drought, vegetables that remain fresh even after a flood, ... To ensure an ample food supply, it is crucial that our crops are able to endure the extreme weather patterns resulting from climate change. And we have no time to lose. That is why plant biologists at PSB are, for instance, looking for the proteins that make plants super plants. A video in Dutch on this topic can be found here.