PhD Nematology, Catholic University of Leuven, (BEL), (97-02)
Pedagogical degree Biology, Catholic University of Leuven, (BEL), (96-97)
2007 – present: Scientist and ProMusa Coordinator
Bioversity International - France Office, Montpellier, France
– Responsible for the coordination of the global ProMusa network.
– In charge of the evaluation of germplasm, including the International Musa Testing Programme.
– Responsible for the planning and implementation of Harvest Plus (Musa) project.
2007 – 2010: Visiting lecturer, KULeuven
Lecturing course “Collection and Characterisation of Tropical Plant Genetic Resources” in the Master’s programme “Tropical Genetic Resources Management” at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
2002 - 2006: VVOB - INIBAP Associate Scientist, Technology Transfer
INIBAP - Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Los Baños, Philippines
Responsible for the planning and implementation of a project to develop a package of integrated pest management technologies for the sustainable and environmentally-friendly production of bananas, and to transfer these technologies to scientists and small-scale farmers in Asia and the Pacific.
1997 - 2001: VVOB - INIBAP Associate Expert, Nematology
Vietnam Agricultural Science Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam
Responsible for the planning and implementation of a project to study the relation between nematodes and bananas in Vietnam.