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Research initiatives

SP.20.003 – MULTI-FUNCTIONAL GRASSLANDS: System innovation for productive, sustainable and biodiverse dairy production based on multifunctional grasslands

Route: Sustainable production of safe and healthy food

cluster question: 015 How can we make agricultural production systems more sustainable as the worldwide demand for healthy, safe food continues to grow?

One third of the total area of The Netherlands and 50% of its agricultural area consist of grasslands. They form […]

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MD.20.007 – Impact of root microbiome dynamics on plant health

Route: Measuring and detecting: anything, anytime, anywhere

cluster question: 005 What role do micro-organisms play in ecosystems and how can we use them to improve health and the environment?

Plant-root microbiota consist of entangled webs of interactions formed by countless micro-organisms playing crucial roles in nutrient acquisition and plant […]

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HCR.20.079 – BioClock consortium: The circadian clock in modern society

Route: Health care research, sickness prevention and treatment

cluster question: 073 What effect is the rising 24-hour economy having on human health and performance and how can our knowledge of biorhythms enhance the relationship between the individual and society?

Biological clocks are ubiquitous in nature. The microbes, plants, and animals around us are governed by endogenous clocks that drive […]

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BR.20.012 – S.O.S. – Stop the Ocean Soup

Route: The blue route: water as a pathway to innovation and sustainable growth

cluster question: 002 What do humans and nature mean to each other and what is the ideal relationship between the two?

Leakage and accumulation of man-made materials into the nature is one of the biggest challenges for mankind, where the presence […]

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