Dr. Paula X. Kover is a Reader in Plant Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Bath and the Milner Centre for Evolution. She has studied Biology and Genetics as an undergraduate and Mres. student at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), and obtained her PhD from Indiana University (USA). Throughout her career she has always been interested on how selection interacts with genetics to shape complex traits such as flowering time, disease resistance and seed size. She is also involved in broadening the understanding of Evolution through the organization of workshops and science fairs.