Interuniversity Attraction Poles – Growth and development of higher plants

The Interuniversity Attraction Poles programme is managed by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). The programme was created in 1987 by Guy Verhofstadt, then Minister for Scientific Affairs. It is presently in its sixth phase. Full information about the programme can be found at the IAP website of BELSPO. The aim of the programme is to fund basic research by promoting collaborative research, through networks of research teams in different Belgian universities. Several of the teams of this network have participated in previous IAP networks.