Sofiene BenKaab is a research assistant within the APEO team. He is working on the mode(s)of action of essential oils on weeds. He got his PhD in biological engineeringand agronomical sciences from the Integrated and Urban Plant Pathologylaboratory of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (University of Liège, Belgium) in 2020.Through his doctoral research, he managed a multidisciplinary project thataimed to develop a new bioherbicide based on plant extracts. The results of histhesis were valued by several scientific publications and an internationalpatent. He joined the Brussels school of management in order to succeed thetransition between academic and entrepreneurial worlds.