Gorka Erice. Doctor in Biology from the University of Navarra (2006). I studied the effects of climate change on the production and quality of alfalfa in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. As a researcher, I have worked at the University of Caen (France), delvinginto the acclimatization to drought of various varieties of alfalfa. Later I investigated the efficiency of different strains of Sinorhizobium in future climatic conditions and in combination with a third symbiotic element, the arbuscular mycorrhizae. Starting in 2013 and for three years, I worked at the Institute of Genomic Biology (IGB) of the University of Illinois (USA) on a project to reveal the genes that give maize tolerance to high tropospheric ozone concentrations. In 2016 I was able to join the Department of Soil Microbiology and Symbiotic Systems at the Zaidín Experimental Station (EEZ-CSIC) in Granada. For two years, I combined my experience in maize with mycorrhizal symbiosis, deciphering how symbiotic fungi regulate root hydraulic conductivitythrough special proteins, aquaporins. Since 2018, as Global Technical Director at Atens, I have used my knowledge for the most applied development of the use of microorganisms in sustainable agricultural systems that seek greater productivity combined with increased fruit quality.