Ph.D. Leiden University (Bacteriology)
Senior Researcher/Project leader in Wageningen University and Research, NL
2018-2014 Secretary of the working group of the Royal Dutch Plant Disease Organization (KNPV) on PhytoBacteriology.
2015-now Member of an expert group of European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA), appointed to write scientific opinions (pest categorizations) on various regulated bacterial diseases (EC 2000/29).
2007-now Coordinator EU Euphresco project on potato blackleg and slow wilt caused by Dickeya and Pectobacterium species.