Koen Verhoeven

Dr. Koen Verhoeven

Senior Researcher

Bezoekadres

Droevendaalsesteeg 10
6708 PB Wageningen

+31 (0) 317 47 34 00

The Netherlands

Over

I am an ecological geneticist with a broad interest in plant adaptation. I study the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms by which plants cope with, and adapt to, rapidly changing environments.

Biografie

My research uses genetic and genomic tools and applies them in ecologically relevant contexts in order to understand how plant populations respond to changing environments. One of my research interests is in ecological epigenetics: what role does epigenetic variation play in ecology and microevolution? Other topics that I work on include genetic and ecological aspects of plant invasions, the evolutionary ecology of asexually reproducing plants, intraspecific variation in plant-microbiome interactions, and urban evolution in plants.

Onderzoeksgroepen

CV

Employment

  • 2015–Present
    senior researcher, Netherlands Institute of Ecology
  • 2010–2015
    Tenure track researcher, Netherlands Institute of Ecology. Personal NWO-VIDI grant 2011-2016
  • 2009–2010
    Postdoc, Netherlands Institute of Ecology; and Laboratory of Nematology, Wageningen University
  • 2005–2009
    Postdoc, Netherlands Institute of Ecology. Personal NWO-VENI grant
  • 2003–2005
    Postdoc, Computational Genomics, Purdue University, Indiana USA

Education

1998–2003
PhD project, Utrecht University, in collaboration with Netherlands Institute of Ecology and Haifa University

PhD students

  • 2018–Present
    Cristian Peña Ponton
    NIOO-KNAW, WUR
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  • 2018–Present
    Morgane van Antro
    NIOO-KNAW, WUR
    Promotors:
  • 2019–Present
    Paola Rallo
    NIOO-KNAW, WUR
    Promotors:
  • 2013–2016
    Jun Shi
    Tübingen University
    Promotors:
  • 2011–2016
    Thomas van Gurp
    NIOO-KNAW, WUR
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  • 2011–2015
    Veronica Preite
    NIOO-KNAW, WUR
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  • 2011–2015
    Maartje Groot
    Radboud University Nijmegen
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Projecten & samenwerkingen

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