I have completed my BSc studies in Agriculture with specialization in Plant Sciences at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. During my BSc thesis I studied the effect of dimethenamid on transplastomic tobacco lines overexperessing the AtGSTT (Arabidopsis thaliana). Then, I moved to the Netherlands and studied the master program Plant Biotechnology with specialization in Molecular Plant Breeding & Pathology at Wageningen University & Research. During my MSc I completed a thesis on mining and validation of avirulence (Avr) genes in Synchytrium endobioticum in the laboratory of Plant Breeding. Moreover, I did an internship at the Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre (NPEC) at WUR where I tested the new automated conveyor system and the chlorophyll fluorescence imaging system and assessed its suitability for predicting tomato performance under saline conditions. After my MSc graduation I worked as a research assistant for NPEC and the ‘Phentoyping 4 Profit’ project at WUR with focus on greenhouse physiological experiments, image acquisition and analysis. Now, I am a technician in Christa’s group and my current work involves molecular biology, plant physiology and plant phenotyping.