Sint-Hubertuscollege in Neerpelt, Belgium
University of Leuven, Belgium: Bioscience engineering and then University of Warwick: Systems biology
Working on my PhD at Warwick!
I want to know why there is one family of plants (the family of beans!) that has developped a symbiotic relationship with a species of bacteria (called rhizobium) in their roots while other plants do not seem to be able to do it. The first thing we have to do to find this out is figure out what plants ‘think’ when they sense the bacteria, they can see them as an enemy, or a friend or neither.
My Typical Day:
I walk into my lab and look at what I have to do for the day. One experiment, from starting to grow the plants to taking samples typically takes 12 days so I usually have multiple experiments running at the same time
Were you ever in trouble at school?
occasionally, I had detention a few times
Who is your favourite singer or band?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
More travelling, brilliant results and seeing a live dinosaur (birds don’t count!)