Sofie Goormachtig leads the Rhizosphere Group and her team studies how plant roots interact with neighboring organisms in a mutualistic, commensalistic or parasitic way. In particular, we are interested in deciphering the signaling mechanisms that guide these interactions 

Sofie Goormachtig

Group Leader
VIB Group Leader since 2009
Post-doctoral fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research (Flanders) at the Department of Molecular Genetics - 1999-2002
PhD: Laboratorium of Genetics, Gent University - 1991-1997

Research areas

Plant biology Microbiology Systems biology

Model organisms

Research Focus

Sofie Goormachtig leads the Rhizosphere Group and her team studies how plant roots interact with neighboring organisms in a mutualistic, commensalistic or parasitic way. In particular, we are interested in deciphering the signaling mechanisms that guide these interactions.

  • Soybean growth in Flanders
  • Strigolactone action in the Rhizosphere
  • Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria
  • Arbuscular mycorrhiza

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Publications

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Jobs

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Team

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