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IBED has multiple greenhouses, climate-controlled rooms and cabinets to perform experiments in controlled conditions.
Inside the climate chamber. Photo: IBED

Climate chambers

The 25 Climate chambers at IBED 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 sink for cleaning materials and is adjacent to a small ancillary lab for processing materials. 

Each climate chamber can be adjusted on-line in an accurate manner from a wide range of temperature, humidity and light conditions. Furthermore, 6 of the 25 climate chambers are equipped with so called lamps “Zonnehemel” that allows to reach light conditions (intensity and quality) comparable to solar light. These climate chambers are also used for small-scale bioassays and experiments under controlled conditions. 

Some climate rooms have the necessary security measurements that allow working with genetically modified plants and arthropods.


Three technicians are dedicated to the climate chambers and insect culture facilities; Taymaz Azarno, Dennis van Veldhuizen and Lin Dong. They are responsible for the climate chambers, moth lab and Thrips & mite labs respectively.

Moreover, they regularly assist in a wide range of projects and courses of Bachelor and Master students.

Contact information

You can contact us if you are a permanent IBED staff member and you or your students are planning to undertake a project for which you need space in a climatized facility.

Please contact us ahead of time!

P. (Peter) Kuperus

Lab Manager

L. (Ludek) Tikovsky

Manager of the Greenhouse facility