• Gaverstraat 4

    9500 Geraardsbergen



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Personal profile

Research expertise

Hannes Wilms has worked for 5 years at the lab of tropical crop improvment at the KU Leuven, where he did his PhD. There he developed a novel micropropagation method for coconut to produce quality planting material in the benefit of smallholders. Next to coconut he was also involved with developing multiple micropropagation and cryopreservation protocols of plant genetic resources such as dragon fruit, cassava, sweet potato, cacao, oil palm, hony palm, cactus fig, taro, cofee and coffee related species.

After his carreer at the KU Leuven he made the switch from te more tropical region to the temeprate ones, as he now works at the INBO on conservation and propagation of forest tree species in Flanders.

Education/Academic qualification

Bio-scienceengineering, Doctor, KU Leuven


Award Date: 9-Oct-2023

Bioscience engineering, Msc, KU Leuven

Award Date: 30-Jun-2018

Bioscience engineering, Bsc, KU Leuven

Award Date: 31-Aug-2016

External positions

Voluntary research associate, KU Leuven


PhD researcher, KU Leuven


Disciplinecode List

  • Agricultural plant breeding and biotechnology
  • Forestry breeding and biotechnology

Thematic List

  • Planting stock


  • biotechnology
  • Micropropagation
  • Cryopreservation

Thematic List 2020

  • Other
  • Forest
  • Agriculture

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