Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary received her PhD in Microbiology from the Wageningen University (Netherlands) in 2010. Here, she studied the microbial metabolism in the human gut using RNA-based stable isotope probing. She took up her first postdoctoral position at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) in 2010, where she explored diet-microbiota interactions in metabolic diseases. In 2017, she moved to the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China), to investigate how the diet of infants affects their gut microbiota and metabolism. She joined the Vogel group as postdoc in October 2020, where she integrates her knowledge of the interplay of nutrition and microbiota to develop ASO-based applications.