I did my Bachelor’s and Master’s studies in Biology at the University of Florence (Italy), performing an Erasmus+ traineeship at the University of Oxford, Department of Plant Sciences, in 2018 where I joined the Rhizosphere Group led by Prof. Philip Poole, where I studied the interaction between the symbiotic rhizobium microorganism Rhizobium leguminosarum and Pisum sativum plants. In early 2020 I joined the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, as a Research Laboratory Technician within the group of Development and Reproduction led by Dr. Sebastien Andreuzza. The aim of our project was identifying and characterising the genetic and molecular mechanisms of germ cells formation and diﬀerentiation in plants (Arabidopsis thaliana as model). By the end of 2020 I became a Research Laboratory Technician within the group of Plant-parasite/Pathogen Interactions led by Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, which is also my current position. The aim of the project of my group is combining genomics and molecular biology to understand fundamental questions in host:parasite biology, focusing on plant-parasitic nematodes because they are a threat to food security.