Emma, the colour-blind plant


About the research

Did you know that, just like humans, plants can be colour-blind? Lucas Vanhaelewyn (Universiteit Gent) studies such plants to try to unravel how plants actually 'see' and respond to different types of lights. This knowledge can help to optimize the conditions to help plants and crops grow better. What a 💡 idea!

Lucas Vanhaelewyn

Lucas is a final year PhD researcher at Ghent University in the Laboratory of Functional Plant Biology. His research focus is on the morphological effects of UV-B on plants. The work presented in the video has recently been published in The Plant Cell. Extra muros, he is doing voluntary work related to capacity building in crop yield improvement and value addition in Asia and Africa.

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