Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Luisa M. Trindade is the leader of the Biobased Economy Groups and a Full Professor of Bioresources Breeding and Genetics at Wageningen University & Research. The overall theme of her research is on the genetics and breeding of (new) crops that are better suited for a Circular and Biobased Economy. Specific areas of her interest include designing plants for whole biomass use. She is particularly interested in the efficiency and sustainability of plant bioresources in a production chain contest. Her research focuses on developing tools to breed for plants that are efficient in te use of (natural)resources and produce high biomass yields with the right properties for different products, both food and non-food applications. Luisa has (co-)authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications, mostly in Q1 Journals. She is member and/or advisor of the Editorial board of different journals, including GCB Bioenergy, Bioenergy Research and Frontiers in Plant Science. She has coordinated several national and international consortia. Currently she is participating in three EU consortia aiming to develop new crops for Europe: new protein crops (LIBBIO), new/better fibre crops (GRACE) and different crops for marginal lands (MAGIC). Prof Trindade is often advisor of both public and private organizations, national and international, on different issues related to breeding of (new) crops.