More about me


The aim of my research is (i) to understand how various signals that carry information are interacting and being conveyed and integrated at the plant level and (ii) to amplify discrete physiological knowledge into functional plant processes. All of that using Functional Structural Plant Models.

I also develop image analysis and phenotyping tools to help researchers in their scientific workflow. I am an Open Science enthousiat, diversity advocate and coffee drinker.

I am currently an Assistant Professor between the Forschungszentrum Juelich and the UCLouvain since September 2016. More about our group here. An overview of my research vision can be found in this presentation.

Editorial work

Plant Direct

Academic Editor for the open-access / preprint friendly / sound science / society journal Plant Direct.


Invited Guest Editor for the Plant Phenomics serie from the open-acces journal GigaScience

PLoS One

Invited Guest Editor for the Plant Phenomics and Precision Agriculture series from the open-acces journal PLoS One

Ad hoc referee

I review for the following journals:

Plant Physiology, New Phytologist, GigaScience, PLoS One, Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant and Soil, Functional Plant Biology, Plant Methods, Annals of Botany, Microscopy and Microanalysis, Plant Signaling and Behavior, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Visualized Experiments.

my reviewer profile.

Scientific meeting organisation


Media appearances

Books I liked