Project Partner

Utrecht University

Utrecht University, established in 1636 in the Netherlands, stands as a prominent research institution with a particular emphasis on life sciences. Renowned for its rich academic heritage, the university excels in interdisciplinary research, particularly in fields like biology, biochemistry, and biomedicine. Its state-of-the-art research facilities and collaborative approach have positioned it as a leader in life sciences and environmental sustainability.  Utrecht University’s commitment to fostering innovation and global perspectives makes it a key player in shaping the future of research and education in the life sciences domain on an international level.

In the MICROBIOMES4SOY project, Utrecht University will investigate European soybean soils for microbiota that promote the performance of soybean growth and can enhance the performance of bioinoculants in soybean cultivation. Identified consortia of microbes will be tested under controlled and field conditions, with the goal to contribute to future microbiome-optimized cultivation of soybean in Europe.

The team

All team members

Corne Pieterse
Roeland Berendsen
Maria Papadopoulou