Research projects

Flower metabolic engineering projects

The regulation and biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in flowers is well known. Nevertheless, several questions remain about the pathways leading to carotenoids, flavonoids, and volatiles. Using Petunia, Marigold, and possibly other ornamentals (e.g. Chrysanthemum) as a model, we want to study the pathways that lead to these compounds. More info…


Preharvest conditions and vase life of cut flowers


Improving strawberry shelf life by Inhibition of Botrytis through quality related metabolites


Preharvest LED for quality improvement of tomato


Preharvest LED light to enhance secondary metabolism in leafy vegetables


Controlled ripening and ready to enjoy mangoes by the tree factor