Nikita Sajeev is a PhD researcher in the field of plant biotechnology at Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands. Through her research, she wants to make plants more resilient to environmental stresses. She feels a strong responsibility to bridge the knowledge and communication gap between researchers, the public and policy makers. Soon after the ECJ ruling of 2018, she co-founded the GeneSprout Initiative - an early career scientist platform for open dialogue on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs). GeneSprout has been very active in hosting and participating in open dialogue events for public and policy makers in Europe. They also develop accessible and understandable content about NGTs to empower the public with reliable information.