Scientific Director. Plant Sciences Unit. Research Institute for Agriculture Fisheries and Food (ILVO). Belgium
Isabel is a plant geneticist with a background in molecular breeding, genomics and high-throughput plant phenotyping. For more than 25 years she has collaborated closely with breeders of forage grasses (perennial ryegrass), forage legumes (red clover) and grain legumes (soybean and chickpea). In her current position as scientific director of the Plant Sciences Unit of ILVO (Belgium) she is involved in the strategic planning of the breeding activities and in breeding-related research. Together with VIB, she recently contributed to the establishment of the start-up Protealis aiming at the production of sustainable plant protein for Europe.