Corné Pieterse

Titels Prof. dr. ir.
Initials C.M.J.
Main position Hoogleraar UU
Disciplines Agriculture and horticulture
  Botany
  Microbiology
  Biotechnology
  Biochemistry
Chair Plant-Microbe Interacties
Division Science Division
Section Biology Section
Membership Member
Since 2013
Secretary of Biology Section
Member of Science Committee CBS-KNAW
Employed by Universiteit Utrecht, Faculteit Bètawetenschappen
Departement Biologie, Leerstoelgroep Plant-Microbe Interacties
Padualaan 8
3584 CH Utrecht
tel.  030 253 6887
c.m.j.pieterse@uu.nl
Personal website
Research/publications

 

Corné Pieterse conducts pioneering research into systemic resistance to pathogens in plants. Every year, much of the world’s food production is lost to crop disease or damage. Pieterse studies how plant immune systems protect plants against enemies such as micro-organisms and insects. Plant hormones play a role in such defences, but plants also depend for their survival on beneficial microbes to stimulate their immune system.