A better understanding of the underlying processes can stimulate breeding as well as knowledge about plant health.


You can call on our expertise related to these and other themes:

  • Molecular biological research
  • Variety identification using molecular marker techniques
  • Marker support for use in breeding
  • Marker development for detection of pests and diseases
  • Flow cytometry
  • In vitro breeding techniques such as protoplast fusion and Crispr/Cas
  • Cytogenetics
  • Proteomics, biochemistry and computational biology
  • Genomics and transcriptomics
  • Bio-informatics pipelines
Fluorescent imaging of chromosomes under a microscope Leaf segments growing roots in a petri dish


We meet your needs with the modern infrastructure at our disposal:

  • Molecular and in vitro labs with the up-to-date equipment
  • Labs with biosecurity levels L2 and L2-Q
  • A horizontal Genomics Platform for the study of genes and genomes
  • Experimental greenhouses equipped for trials with GMOs
  • Gene databank for plants


  • Plants and plant products, soil and water in which suspected plant-pathogenic organisms is suspected, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes, insects and mites, can be brought in directly for analysis in our ISO 17025 accredited Diagnostic Centre for Plants.
  • For ploidy measurements, ILVO has an analysis platform for flow cytometry. We have experience in ploidy determination in a wide variety of plant species.

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Do you have a question, an idea or interest in working with the Plant & Soil Living Lab? Contact us right away. We guarantee the confidentiality of all your questions.