Annika Djurle had her undergraduate and PhD education at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, where she worked as a senior lecturer in plant pathology. She has organized courses in plant pathology and been teaching in plant pathology courses, as well as crop production, and ecology courses since the 1980s at basic, advanced, and PhD levels. For several years she served as Director of studies. Her main research area has been plant disease epidemiology in agricultural crops, in a Swedish, European and International perspective. The transformation of scientific information to practical applications has been a recurring theme in her work.