UvA/SILS and Enza Zaden start joint research project

On July 7th the Research director of the international vegetable-breeding company Enza Zaden, drs Joep Lambalk, and prof Marten Smidt representing SILS signed a termsheet, which provides the legal basis for a joint project.

Willem Fokkema (IXA-UvA) has coordinated this collaboration thusfar and will manage the IP process. Both parties agreed to invest equally in the project and appoint a post-doctoral fellow (Dr Nico Tintor) for 2 years in the group of Dr Frank Takken (Molecular Plant Pathology). Researchers from Enza and UvA will work closely together on new strategies to confer disease resistance in plants.