Dr. Peter van Esse is the Principal Investigator of the 2Blades Group in the Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) in Norwich. Before joining 2Blades, Dr. van Esse was awarded a personal VENI grant by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). This allowed him to build on his graduate and postdoctoral research on fungal effector proteins of major pathogens of vegetable crops at the Wageningen University in the Laboratory of Phytopathology. Dr. van Esse received both his M.Sc. in Biotechnology and his Ph.D. in plant pathology from the Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands.