6708 PB Wageningen
Gaining a detailed insight into the microbial functional traits, interactions with resident microbiome and host plants which can benefit plants represents the next step in my scientific development. This step is necessary for bridging the targeted application of microorganisms in agriculture (both greenhouses and fields) with observations and quantifications of plant associated microbial functions.
Academic communications and service.
I am well-connected in the international scientific community of microbial ecology, as shown by the fact that I presented my research in six international conferences, enabled amongst others through travel grants to attend “ISME17” in Leipzig (Germany) and “The Natural Products and Biocontrol 2018 congress” in Perpignan (France). I co-convened one session in Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2019, and am organizing the webinar series “Holo-omics”, starting in August 2022.
I am a member of the “ESF College of Expert Reviewers” to asses grant applications for the European Science Foundation, and am a peer reviewer for scientific journals including Ecology letters, Microbiome, New Phytologist, Environmental Microbiology, and Scientific reports.