Wageningen University

Wageningen University Improves Workflow And Communication With The Help Of eLABJournal

At Plant Breeding (Wageningen University) we work with a variety of plants/crops on a wide spectrum of different topics.More precisely, my project focuses on the interaction between tomato and a pathogenic fungus. In the scope of resistance breeding I am aiming to identify factors that make a plant susceptible in order to make it resistant.

Katharina Hannika

“Because everyone is working on the same platform, eLABJournal, it is easy to stay on top of things, sharing background information, protocols, and samples.”

Katharina Hanika PhD student, Plant breeding & Phytopathology


This project aims at identifying disease susceptibility genes for Verticillium dahlia in tomato.

Challenge – Share data placed in different locations by diverse people

As PhD student I am essentially managing a whole project from planning experiments, to execution, to analysis to publishing. If students and technicians also contribute to this work, it can get extremely difficult to keep an overview.

Solution – All data is centralized and with a structured overview

eLABJournal has helped me to arrange my work in an organized manner. Because everyone is working on the same platform it is easy to stay on top of things: sharing background information, protocols, and samples.

Result – Improved workflow and communication with colleagues

Working with the eLABJournal has significantly improved my data management. The digital sample storage has become indispensable for my everyday work, and my research has benefited from the easy collaboration with my colleagues to share protocols, samples and data.

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