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Jens Staal obtained a M.Sc.Eng (civilingenjör) degree in biology/biotechnology from Umeå University in 2001 and a PhD in genetics (on plant immunity) from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU, Uppsala) in 2006. Since 2007 he has been working in the biomedical field (signal transduction in inflammation) as a post-doc in the group of prof. Rudi Beyaert at the VIB Center for Inflammation Research (IRC) Ghent, Belgium. Since 2019, he took up additional teaching responsibilities at IRC and is also Assistant Professor at the department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Ghent, Belgium with teaching responsibilities in the Ghent University campus in Korea (GUGC). In addition to the research and teaching performed, he is also Associate Editor for Frontiers in Plant Biology and Frontiers in Microbiology (section : plant-microbe interactions), and Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology (section: fungal pathogenesis), and Review Editor for Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology (section: signaling)