Batist Geldhof: Plant Physiology First Author

Batist Geldhof, first author of “A digital sensor to measure real-time leaf movements and detect abiotic stress in plants”

Current Position: PhD researcher

Education: BSc and MSc in Bioscience Engineering


Non-scientific Interests: Hiking, running, reading, tinkering

Brief bio: I have always been intrigued by the way things work, especially in biological systems. Throughout my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Van de Poel I have had the opportunity to study epinasty as one of the main morphological responses of tomato to waterlogging. By combining digital sensors and analytical techniques, we have discovered exciting aspects regarding the ontogenic regulation of this process. We are currently exploring the relevance of these findings for the growth of tomato under root hypoxia.