The Minor Uses Coordination Facility is now fully staffed and will benefit from the complementary skills of each member of the team.
Jeroen Meeussen is a plant pathologist by training.
On 1st September 2015 he started work as Coordinator for the EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility.
From October 2010 until July 2015 Jeroen Meeussen worked in Brussels for the European Commission (DG SANTE) on pesticide issues, including minor uses and biopesticides.
Before that he worked as the EU coordinator for plant protection products for the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb).
Since 2005 Jeroen has chaired the Biopesticides Steering Group (BPSG) as part of the Pesticide Programme of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Jeroen speaks fluent Dutch and English and some basic French.
Flora Limache is an agronomist, with a specialisation in plant protection (M.Sc. in 2005).
On 1st November 2016 Flora joined the Coordination Facility as Technical Expert.
Flora started her career in plant protection in applied research on innovative methods.
She then worked in the biocontrol industry for registration of microbial pesticides in the EU for 8 years, predominantly in the Danish multinational company Novozymes and also in the French company Agrauxine. During this time Flora Limache was actively involved in the trade association of biocontrol manufacturers IBMA.
Flora speaks fluent French, English and Spanish.
On 1st April 2016 Nathalie Boutron joined the team as IT Officer.
With a Master's Degree in Business (ESCE Paris), Nathalie Boutron started her career in Sales in International Forwarding Business.
Her passion for IT made her create her own business in 2004, specialised in designing websites and programming for various customers in different fields of activities.
Nathalie speaks fluent French and English, and has a fair level in German and Chinese.
Cintia Mauchien is the administrative contact of the EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility since it began in 2015.
She started to work for the EPPO Secretariat in 2014 within the administrative team in Paris, and her work is dedicated to all Projects hosted within EPPO (financial and administrative tasks).
Cintia has a Master's Degree and previously worked as an English teacher and is now enjoying putting her administrative skills to use for MUCF and EPPO.
Cintia speaks fluent French and English.
Diana Ryzhkova joined us initially to replace Cintia Mauchien for her maternity leave, and can now provide support to the MUCF as required.
Diana has a Master's Degree in International Studies.
She has worked for one year in Ukraine in an International Humanitarian Organisation as Assistant to the Director.
Diana speaks fluent French, English, Russian and Ukrainian.