The Plant Holobiont Lab at Stellenbosch University is home to a diverse community of scientists, students, and staff who are dedicated to advancing our understanding of the living world. Our research spans a wide range of topics, including molecular and cellular biology, evolution and ecology, and plant-microbe interactions.
Our vision is to be the world-leading plant science research lab, dedicated to advancing the understanding of plant holobiont biology through innovative and impactful research. We strive to discover new knowledge about plant holobionts and how they interact with their environments, and to apply this knowledge to improve the health, productivity, and sustainability of plants. We are committed to collaboration, both within our lab and with researchers from other fields and institutions, in order to maximize our impact and make the greatest possible contribution to the scientific community and the world at large.