Greenhouses and growth facilities

Joris Glas in the IBED laboratory

The greenhouse was opened in 2006 and is used by IBED and SILS. The greenhouse offers excellent conditions for research, and contains many independent units, partly fully climatized, and with the legal permits to do research on genetically modified plants. Also there are compartments designated for conducting controlled experiments with herbivores.

In addition, IBED has excellent growth facilities (climate chambers and cabinets, plant growth chambers) as part of the laboratory infrastructure in Science Park 904 (opened in 2009) suitable or rearing and culturing a diverse array of organisms from algae, plants, and animals. These facilities are also used for  small-scale bioassays and experiments under controlled conditions. Climate rooms are divided in five blocks across three floors in the B-building at Science Park to separate organisms from different trophic levels (plants, herbivores and predators). Each block has a kitchen area for cleaning materials and is adjacent to a small ancillary lab for processing materials. One block is located near the molecular genetics lab.

Organization:

The greenhouse is headed by Ludek Tikovsky. If you are a permanent IBED staff member and you or your students need space in the greenhouse, please contact ahead of time Ludek Tikovsky.

If you are a permanent IBED staff member and you or your students need space in a climatized facility, please contact ahead of time Dr. Merijn Kant.

Published by  IBED

6 April 2017