Ivan Couée, alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, is University Professor of Plant Sciences (Ecosystems-Biodiversity-Evolution Institute, University of Rennes 1, Brittany, France), specialised in the molecular and signaling mechanisms of nutrition-development-stress response integration in higher plants. His fundamental research on molecular regulations of stress responses has led him to investigate diverse biological models (mammals, plants, microorganisms). He has been the leader of successive Plant Stress research groups and co-directed the Ecosystems-Biodiversity-Evolution Institute over its transition from traditional botany and zoology to molecular and genomic ecology and environmental sciences. He has published over 100 articles, book chapters and conference papers that were cited over 2000 times, with a corresponding h-index of 24 (Google Scholar). His work is published in various high impact journals, such as Ecology Letters, Trends in Plant Science, PNAS, EMBO Reports, Plant Physiology and New Phytologist, and he is the co-inventor of patents in the field of phytoremediation. Prof. Ivan Couée has been involved in numerous French (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, INRA, INRIA, Institut Paul-Emile Victor, CNRS, University of Strasbourg) and international (Trinity College Dublin, University of Glasgow, Universität Ulm, IVIA-Valencia) projects and developments, and has presented over 60 seminars and communications at various international conferences and research institutes. He has organized several scientific meetings and a groundbreaking CNRS Course-in-Residence on environmental genomics. He functions as referee for a range of scientific journals and selection committees in the fields of Plant Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology and Ecology. He is also Review Editor for the Open Access journals Frontiers in Environmental Science, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Frontiers in Physiology, Frontiers in Plant Science. He has been teaching molecular physiology and biochemistry of plants, as well as general biochemistry and molecular biology, primarily at the University of Rennes 1, but also at the Universities of Dublin, Bordeaux, Glasgow, Nantes, Poitiers, Tours, Angers and Versailles, and is involved in the organization of courses in the plant science research curriculum and in the natural sciences teaching curriculum. He is the author of a textbook of cellular and molecular biology (De Boeck editions) for graduate and post-graduate students. He has meanwhile guided 16 PhD students and postdocs and over 25 Bachelor- and Master- students for their internships.