Naam E del Pup

OrganisatieDepartement Plantenwetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidLaboratorium voor Plantenveredeling
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I am an MSc student of Plant Sciences at Wageningen University, specializing in Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources. I graduated in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pisa, in Italy, while holding a full scholarship as an Honor's Student at Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. I am 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. 

I am pursuing a Minor in Econometrics and Statistics. I have a solid background in Intellectual Property, Economics of Science, Bioeconomy, Economics of Innovation, Economics of Climate Change, and Policies of Innovation. I have worked at the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at the FAO in Rome, focusing on the impact of the genomic data revolution on Access and Benefit Sharing. I have also worked in topics ranging from organic supply chains, supply chains of environmental goods, plant breeders' rights, local and conservation varieties, citizen science, at institutions such as Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies and the National Research Council of Agricultural Economics (CREA) in Rome. 

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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Onderzoeker ID's

  • INCREASE, Intelligent Collections of Food Legumes Genetic Resources for European Agrofood Systems,
  • currently working on the topic for my Master thesis at Wageningen on Value for Cultivation and Use examination systems and incentives for plant breeders to develop varieties with a higher environmental dimension 



  • 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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