Dr. Juan Ignacio Vilchez was licensed in Environmental Sciences degree at University of Granada (Spain) in 2009, he was recognized by Final Degree Research Project based on the use of Actinobacteria strains to promote growth and enhance drought-tolerance in pepper and tomato plants. By 2010, he coursed master studies in Research and Advances in Microbiology at University of Granada to characterize bacterial-symbiotic relations to alleviate abiotic stresses in crop plants and thereafter he obtained Spanish National Pre-Doctoral Fellowship FPU to continue this work. In 2016 he got his PhD title in Systems and Fundamental Biology, in branch of Environmental Microbiology, by University of Granada. During this time, he performed several doctoral stays in other Spanish (Madrid, Malaga and Granada) and European (CeBiTec-Universität Bielefeld, Germany; IT Carlow, Ireland) groups, working in biosafety, proteo-metabolomic and transcriptomic fields. His work in PGPR biosafety assessment was published as a new reference index and is under consideration to new Biofertilizers Regulation in EU. Nowadays, he is in second year of a postdoctoral stay at Shanghai Plant Center for Stress Biology (PSC) by CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI).