Venegas Molina Jhon

Predoctoral fellow @ Specialized Metabolism


I'm a Biochemistry and Biotechnology PhD student at Alain Goossens’ lab at the VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology at Ghent University, working on proteomics and transcriptomics approaches for discovering and characterizing novel jasmonate-signaling regulators. In 2017, I obtained my MSc in Plant Sciences, specialization Plant Pathology and Entomology at Wageningen University, performing two research theses. The first one was in Marcel Dicke’s lab studying the role of lipoxygenases in the jasmonate-induced plant defence against thrips. In the second one, in Corné Pieterse’s lab at Utrecht University, I studied the role of soil microbe-induced coumarins in plant immunity. In 2013, I graduated as Agricultural Engineer from the Universidad Central del Ecuador. For my research thesis, I worked at Antonio Leon-Reyes’s lab at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, characterizing plant elicitors of induced systemic resistance. Later, I worked in the same lab on several integrated pest management research projects in crops.

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