dhr. R.A. (Ruud) Korver MSc
Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica
Science Park A
Science Park 904 Amsterdam
1090 GE Amsterdam
My name is Ruud Korver and I started my PhD in September 2014 in the group of Christa Testerink. I am interested in the plants responses to abiotic stress. My role in the group is to focus more on the biochemistry and cell biology behind plant salt stress and in particular halotropism. Using different techniques I get to unravel pieces of the mechanism behind halotropism. This way, I am becoming an all-rounder in the lab. And that is necessary because finding a novel salt tolerance mechanism is one thing, but understanding exactly how it works is where the true challenge lies! Using and learning multiple different molecular tools is what makes my work challenging everyday. But the work environment in our department and especially in our group is excellent and helps me to one day become a molecular salinity tolerance expert!
If you are also interested in the molecular mechanisms behind the plants salt stress response there are always possibilities for internships, you can contact me (R.A.Korver@uva.nl) or Christa Testerink (C.S.Testerink@uva.nl).
Christa Testerink's personal site where more information about our group can be found.
Galvan-Ampudia, C. S., Julkowska, M. M., Darwish, E., Gandullo, J., Korver, R. A., Brunoud, G., ... & Testerink, C. (2013). Halotropism is a response of plant roots to avoid a saline environment. Current Biology, 23(20), 2044-2050.
Group of Christa Testerink
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
University of Amsterdam
Mailing address: Postbus 94215, 1090 GE Amsterdam
Visiting address: Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam
room no. C2.208
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