Naam E del Pup MSc

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Incoming PhD in Bioinformatics at WUR in Marnix Medema Lab in the project “Tapping the potential of plant specialized metabolic diversity through integrative omics” (Vidi grant). MSc in Plant Sciences at Wageningen University specialising in Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources. BSc in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pisa, in Italy, holding a Honor's Student full scholarship at Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. During my studies, I have taken electives in Econometrics, Impact Evaluation, Governance Economics, Intellectual Property Economics, Corporate Finance, and Venture Capital Investments. 

In 2020, I was a UN Trainee at the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at the Food and Agriculture Organisation. In 2021, I was a Junior Investment Analyst at the European Circular Bioeconomy impact VC Fund (ECBF). From 2020 to 2023, I was Board Member at GeneSprout Initiative, a youth-led organization that advocates for an open dialogue on New Plant Breeding Techniques and their Policy in Europe. Founder of The Good Scientists, an initiative to connect scientists with social impact projects globally thanks to decentralized online tools. 

I am passionate about science communication and I strongly believe in the power of youth-led advocacy. I am an Agro-Food tech enthusiast and I believe in the transformative potential of small agro-food businesses. 

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  • MSc in Plant Sciences at Wageningen University (Major: Plant Breeding and Genetic Resouces; Minor: Econometrics and Statistics)
  • BSc in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pisa, Italy
  • Honors' Student at Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy 



  • Board Member at GeneSprout Initiative (Wageningen, present) 
  • UN Trainee at the FAO, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Rome, 6 months) 
  • Research Assistant at the National Research Council for Agriculture and Agricultural Economics, CREA (Rome, 2 months full-time, 6 months part-time) 
  • Research Assistant, University of Pisa, Dept. of Agricultural Economics (Pisa, 3 months)
  • Visiting Student, Khalifa University, (Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 months)
  • Research Assistant, Institute of Applied Genomics (Udine, Italy, 1 month) 
  • Associate Consultant, Junior Enterprise in Business & Engineering (Pisa, Italy, 3 years part-time)
  • Youth Summer Programme University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine (Toronto, Canada, 2 months)
  • Summer School in Green Genetics, Wageningen University 
  • Summer School in Bioeconomy, Czech University of Life Sciences (Prague)
  • FutureWeWant Model United Nations, Young Delegate World Politics and International Negotiations (New York, US)



  • Press Office of Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies 
  • Member of Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) Europe
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