Jan Lankhorst is a PhD student at Utrecht University under the supervision of Associate Prof. Karin Rebel and Assistant Prof. Hugo de Boer.

Jan will be working on the empirical part of quantifying the effects of water, nutrients, and soil microbes on plant growth, leaf gas exchange, and the time scale of acclimation by photosynthesis traits.

His previous research was focused on symbiotic fungal traits and on root resource investment in nitrogen deficient maize.