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Food and nutritional security

As part of the TIME SCALE project, the Laboratory of Functional Plant Biology at Ghent University ​conducts research towards food and nutritional security. Research is conducted towards a triple goal:

  • Understanding plant growth in both normal and adverse conditions
  • Developing tools for plant health monitoring allowing fine-tuning of stress control
  • Biofortification of staple crops to eradicate micronutrient deficiencies.

Read the article in Horizon 2020 Projects: Portal (Issue 10, page 215), a digital publication by Pan European Networks Ltd (PEN), dedicated to the European Commission's latest research and innovation framework program.

April 29, 2016. Photo: Ghent University.