Van Dingenen Judith

Van Dingenen Judith - Postdoctoral fellow
Joined the group in 2019

Post-doctoral fellow

Judith is a postdoctoral scientist in the group of Prof. Sofie Goormachtig at VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology (FWO fellowships) since 2019. She obtained her PhD in 2016 in the group of Prof. Dirk Inze, where she focused on the regulation of Arabidopsis leaf growth by sugars. After her PhD, she joined the group of Dr. Vanessa Wahl at the Department of Prof. Mark Stitt in the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (Potsdam, Germany), where she studied the effect of limited nitrogen availability on flowering and tuberization in Arabidopsis and potato. In her current research, she uses this expertise to investigate plant-microbe symbiotic interactions in different plant crops. Her main focus is unraveling the role of sugar signaling during soybean and pea nodulation.