Welcome to the Spoel Lab

Our lab explores the mechanisms by which multicellular organisms reprogram gene expression in response to changes in their environment, a skill that is vital for cells and organisms to survive.


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Latest News

New insight into nutrient absorption in plants

The Spoel Research Group reports in the scientific journal Nature Communications how plants regulate absorption of nitrogen nutrients that are critical for growth. These findings may impact the usage of nitrogen-based fertilizer in agriculture.


Vince Cable visitUK Secretary of State Vince Cable announces new training funds

The Spoel Research Group participated in an interactive visit with UK Secretary of State, Dr. Vince Cable, to demonstrated ongoing research and the importance of fundamental research into the plant immune system for the design of future crop protection strategies.



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