Understanding how plants grow


About the research

Why is it that some plants like moss stay very small, while others grow to become large trees? 🌳 "There's still a lot that we don't know about how plants grow exactly", says Max Minne (VIB - UGent). To find out more Max uses an innovative technique that allows him to look at every single cell in the plant and unravel how the hormone cytokinin, responsible for plant growth, impacts each one of them. 

Max Minne
UGent - VIB

A lifetime fascination with the natural world led Max Minne to study bioscience engineering, where he fell in love with the lab and cell biology. His Ph.D. research in the vascular development lab, at Ghent University and the VIB is focused on the role of a plant hormone during primary development, using state-of-the-art genetic technologies.