Prof Dr Marcel Dicke
Wageningen University & Research, Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Prof Dicke studied biology at Leiden University (NL), and he received his Masters’ degree in 1982. He received his PhD in Agricultural Sciences from Wageningen University & Research (NL) in 1988. He stayed at this university becoming professor of entomology in 1997. He was Rhodes Professor of Cornell University (USA) from 2013 to 2016. Prof Dicke received several prestigious awards like the Spinoza award in 2007. He investigates the ecology of insect-plant interactions. His research has been instrumental in the integration of community ecology with analytical chemistry and molecular biology. This integration is at the basis of an extensive form of systems biology, i.e. from genes to communities.