My name is Jacob Willems. I’m a 26 years old researcher who is currently living in Ghent (Belgium) with my girlfriend (Fréderique) and our three guinea pigs.
At the moment I’m employed at Ghent University (VEG-i-TEC) and work on the subject of ‘Ecotoxicologically sound removal of crop protection agents from water from the vegetable and potato processing industry’ at the faculty Bioscience Engineering. If my passion for agriculture is not yet clear through my research, I would like to highlight it with my ambition for this COCOREADO ambassadorship.
Besides agriculture my other passions are mainly sports, reading, history, and politics. Most of these passions I can vent within the‘Gangmakers’ project, a talent program of OpenVld (Flemish liberals).