Ahmed LEBRIHI is currently Professor at the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse. After graduating as a Food Industries Engineer in Belgium, he further specialized in Biotechnology and Food Sciences, specifically in Industrial Microbiology within the framework of a PhD and Habilitation prepared in 1986 in 2003 at the INPL-Nancy. He taught as Associate Assistant “Food and Metabolic Biochemistry” at the University of Nancy (1983-1986), then as associate professor in Industrial Microbiology at the INPL (1987-1997) then as University Professor at the INP-Toulouse from 1997 onwards. He has held various positions of responsibility, including Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse (2008-2010) and President of the University of Meknes (2011-2014). In terms of research, his work is focused on the characterization of new secondary metabolites (antibiotics, anticancer) in bacteria; the characterization of bacteriocins in lactic bacteria; the production of mycotoxins in food chains; the physiological and genetic study of the biosynthesis pathways of secondary metabolites (antibiotics and mycotoxins); the isolation of new bacterial species and their use as biofertilizers, bioherbicides and biopesticides. This work has enabled the management of 15 international projects (ANR, PCRD), the supervision of 24 PhDs; 4 post-Docs, the publication of 145 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 11 conference proceedings, 37 oral communications, 18 conferences, 33 posters and the creation of 5 patents, two of which are licensed. From early 2015 to the end of 2016, Pr. A. Lebrihi was based at the Elephant Vert group (private institution), based in Meknes, where he held the position of project director working on biofertilizers and biopesticides. From 2017 to 2018 he worked as head of the AgroBioSciences cluster within UM6P (Morocco).