Dolf Weijers

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials D.
Main position Hoogleraar WUR
Disciplines Histology, cell biology
Chair Biochemie
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2021
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Wageningen Universiteit
Laboratorium voor Biochemie
Postbus 8128
6708 WE Wageningen
tel.  0317 482 866
Personal website

How do cells manage to work together to form a functioning multicellular organism? This is the sort of fundamental question that Dolf Weijers investigates with the aid of plant embryos. By combining biochemistry, genetic cell biology and evolutionary biology, he has unravelled important molecular mechanisms and gene regulatory networks that explain cell behaviour. Weijers is that rare combination of dedicated researcher and popular teacher. He is also committed to improving the quality of the research landscape. For example, he set up the Wageningen Science Café and the Wageningen Young Academy, and is an active member of national and international governing boards.