Anabel Millán-Leiva. As a B.Sc. Biology student at the Universitat de València (Spain) I started to collaborate at the Department of Genetics, and in 2012 I received a M.Sc. in Molecular, Cellular and Genetic Biology with an end-of-Master work focused on the study of insect viruses, under the direction of Dr. Salvador Herrero. From 2012 to 2016, I studied insect-transmitted plant viruses at the Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea “La Mayora” (IHSM-CSIC-UMA, Spain). At present, I’m contracted as researcher in the CBP group at the ERI Biotecmed (Universitat de València, Spain) to investigate the mechanisms of resistance to pesticides in mites, under the direction of Dr. Joel González-Cabrera. Nowadays, my research interests are englobed in the field of agriculture maintenance and pest control, specifically focused in the study of molecular basis associated to pesticide resistance and their evolution in field populations, and moreover, in host - pathogen interaction and the molecular and genetic basis that regulates that specificity.