Purdue University – College of Agriculture



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Roland Wilhelm

Purdue University – College of Agriculture

Assistant Professor, Soil and rhizosphere microbiology


Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences. As a land-grant institution, we are committed to preparing our students to make a difference, wherever their careers take them; stretching the frontiers of science to find solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges; and, through Purdue Extension, helping the people of Indiana, the nation and the world improve their lives and livelihoods.

Purdue University – College of Agriculture and the Phytobiomes Alliance

“Purdue University is investing in the next generation of agricultural production systems, bringing our world-class expertise in agricultural sciences and engineering to solve the challenges of sustainability and food security. Working with the Phytobiomes Alliance supports our efforts to understand the complex interactions between plants, microbes, and the environment, in order to improve crops and build better indoor and urban cultivation systems. Purdue Applied Microbiome Sciences is home to diverse faculty research programs studying the role of phytobiomes in soils, insects, controlled environments, and human health. Our partnership with the Phytobiomes Alliance provides a platform to share our latest research and to harvest the latest insights.”

Roland Wilhelm, Assistant Professor of Agronomy in Soil Microbiome