Judith is a postdoctoral scientist in the group of Prof. Sofie Goormachtig at VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology (FWO Junior fellowship). She obtained her PhD in 2016 in the group of Prof. Dirk Inzé, where she focused on the regulation of Arabidopsis leaf growth by sugars. After her PhD, she joined Dr. Mark Stitt’s Department in the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (Potsdam, Germany), where she studied the effect of limited nitrogen availability on flowering and tuberization in Arabidopsis and potato. In her current research, she uses this expertise to investigate plant-microbe symbiotic interactions in different plant species. Her main focus is unraveling the role of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungal proteins during symbiosis in tomato.