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Our team

From left to right: Govert Trouwborst, Richard Muilwijk & Sander Hogewoning


Sander Hogewoning PhD, director/ researcher  +31 (0)6 142 715 25

Sander is a grower’s son and has virtually been raised in a greenhouse. At Wageningen University he specialized himself in plant responses to light. During his career at university he saw that scientific knowledge often does not find its way to practice. To bridge the gap between science and practice he founded Plant Lighting in 2011.

Govert Trouwborst PhD, researcher +31 (0)6 109 900 94

Govert already worked in horticulture during childhood and that’s how his in interest in plant physiology was raised. At Wageningen University he was trained as a highly skilled photosynthesis researcher. Plant Lighting gratefully applies his knowledge.

Richard Muilwijk MSc, researcher +31 (0)30 7512069

The collaboration between Richard and Sander dates back to 2010. At that time Richard finished his graduation project (reducing elongation in Petunia by means of light applications) for the study Greenhouse Horticulture at Wageningen University.
As a researcher he is closely involved with the research projects but also in execution of the experiments. A role where his experience as crop  maintainer is very handy.

Stefan van den Boogaart, MSc, researcher +31 (0)30 7512069

After a succesful internship at Plant Lighting, Stefan graduated for his MSc study ‘Plant Sciences’ at Wageningen University. Beside his plant physiological background Stefan is also experienced with the applied aspects of greenhouse horticulture:  Previously he acquired a bachelor’s degree at the HAS University of Applied sciences in Den Bosch. Also he has worked for many years at a tomato nursery. This background fits very well in his current function as researcher.