Steven Vandenabeele

Steven Vandenabeele

Steven Vandenabeele

Chief Technology Officer - Aphea.Bio

Steven Vandenabeele holds a PhD in biotechnology (University of Ghent) and has 20 years of experience in plant biotech (VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, Rockefeller University, BASF Plant Science). Steven has worked in the ag-biotech industry for more than 15 years: he worked at BASF Plant Science as a group leader Technology Management, as the coordinator for the high-throughput plant phenotyping platform, and as global research manager of the rice yield project. Serving in these functions, he has gained strong experience in people, process and research project management. As of 2016, together with the VIB, he started building the business strategy to develop superior agricultural biologicals based on microbials. Aphea.Bio NV is currently operational since 2017, backed by venture capital. Steven is Aphea.Bio’s Chief Technology Officer.

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