Prof. Dr. Wilfrida Decraemer
Coordinator of EUMAINE.
Director of the Postgraduate International Nematology Course (PINC)
Part-time professor at UGent (Faculties of Sciences)
Senior Scientist at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Chairman of the Nematology Educational Committee.
Chairman of the Nematology Examination Committee
Her research focuses on the systematics (based on microscopy and molecular data), morphology (light microscopy and ultrastructure), phylogeny, zoogeography of plant-parasitic nematodes, more specifically of the virus vector families Trichodoridae and Longidoridae. She also studies the taxonomy, morphology, and phylogeny of free-living nematodes, more specifically of marine nematode taxa such as Desmoscolecida, Epsilonematidae and Draconematidae. She is author of a book on Trichodoridae and author/co-author of 10 book chapters and more than 140 refereed papers in scientific journals.
EUMAINE assistant-course coordinator
Coordinator Postgraduate International Nematology Course
She is secretary of the Nematology Educational Committee and Examination Committee; and representative of the Nematology Course in the Facular Centre for Internationalization, and study coach for the Nematology students. Drs. N. Smol started working as a meiobenthologist, specializing on nematodes in 1973 at the Marine Biology Section of the
Administrative, logistic and moral support for the EUMAINE programme, the Postgraduate International Nematology Course, the VLIR-OI-ENCHIBE and VLIR-OI-ESCIP.