Peter is an executive coach and founder of van Esse Coaching and Consulting. Previously he served as Principal Investigator of the 2Blades Group in The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) in Norwich, from 2013-2023, and as 2Blades Vice President from 2021-2023. Before joining 2Blades, Peter 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. Peter received both his M.Sc. in Biotechnology and his Ph.D. in plant pathology from the Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands.