Faculty / Staff:

Julian Verdonk (Assistant Professor, PI)


I am a plant molecular biologist and did my PhD in Amsterdam on plant physiology and volatiles. I have been all over the world: UK, USA, and Chile and now since 2014 in Wageningen, but I’ve always worked on plant secondary metabolites. I work on quality and postharvest of fruit, vegetables and flowers; particularly the regulation and biosynthesis of quality related compounds, such as pigments, volatiles and health related compounds.

Google Scholar, Research Gate, LinkedIn and cv

 Rob Schouten (Assistant Professor, PI)


I am a postharvest physiologist interested in the transition from pre- to postharvest with regard to product physiology and product quality. How can information acquired during the production phase become meaningful during the postharvest phase? I specialise in describing, measuring and analysing the physiological processes governing quality issues. Google Scholar, Research Gate, LinkedIn

Ernst Woltering (Special Professor at HPP, Research leader at FBR)





Arjen van de Peppel (Lab Manager)

 Joke Oosterkamp (Research and Education assistant)


Roel Heutink

Pol Tijskens (Emeritus Scientist)






Leo Marcelis (Profesor and Chair Horticulture and Product Physiology)






Postdocs & PhD Students


 Fahrizal Yusuf Affandi (PhD student)


Minimizing Chilling sensitivity and chilling injury in tomato.


Ying Liu (PhD student)

Ying Liu

Anthocyanin Biosynthesis and Degradation Mechanisms


Hua Li (PhD student)


Creating strawberries with long shelf-life and superior quality attributes through a metabolomics approach



Sara Abdou (PhD student)


Oranje Boven (Orange on top). Is there mutual exclusion between anthocyanins and carotenoids in petunia flowers? Link to project page


Balta Zepeda (PhD student)



MSc/BSc students