Scientific Officer, European Food Safety Authority
ALPHA Unit, Plant Health
Parma, Italy: 2019-2024

Researcher & Guest professor, Ghent University
Department of Biology
Ghent, Belgium

Coordinator, Programme “Forests and Sustainable Development” Directorate-general Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, Belgium. BOS.
Ghent, Belgium: 2017-2019

Scientific Fellow (Ramon y Cajal Programme), CSIC-Spanish National Research Council
Institute for Mediterranean and Sub-tropical Horticulture
Málaga, Spain: 2014-2017

Postdoctoral fellow and lecturer, Ghent University
Forest and Nature Lab & Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Department of Biology
Ghent, Belgium: 2011-2014

Visiting Postdoctoral fellow, Bristol University
School of Biological Sciences
Bristol, UK: 2010-2011

Postdoctoral fellow, Ghent University
Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Department of Biology
Ghent, Belgium: 2007-2010

Research Associate, Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research (ILVO)
Department of Crop Protection, Plant Unit
Merelbeke, Belgium: 2006-2007

PhD-student, Marie Curie Actions, Ghent University
Department of Crop protection, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Ghent, Belgium: 2002-2006


London School of Economics, University of London (UK)
Diploma for graduates in International Development
Topics: Economic Geography, Economics of Development

Ghent University (Belgium)
PhD in Applied Biological Sciences, Faculty of Bio-Science Engineering
Topics: Soil Sciences, Crop Protection, Agro-zoology

IE University (Spain)
Licenciado in Biological sciences- Molecular Biology
Erasmus student at Bielefeld University (Germany)


Ramón y Cajal Fellowship (Spain): 2012
FWO-Fellowship (Belgium), 2nd term: 2010-2014
FWO-Fellowship (Belgium): 2007-2010
Marie Curie Actions-RTN-predoctoral grant (EU): 2002-2006
Erasmus (EU): 2000-2001