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A joint doctoral program to educate tomorrow’s insect pathologists: Solving disease problems in the upcoming insect rearing industry.

Project description

Mass insect breeding requires trained scientists to manage pathogen outbreaks

Since the First Agricultural Revolution around 12 000 years ago, people have been cultivating crops and breeding animals for human benefit. The emergence of pathogens and diseases in cultivated species poses a risk of economic loss to farmers as well as disease spread to humans. 'Mad cow disease' and the bird flu are a couple of recent examples. As the world turns to large-scale breeding of insects as an alternative to meat and a route to greener pest control and waste management, a large gap exists in understanding insect pathology and the ecosystems created by large-scale insect rearing. INSECT DOCTORS is training young researchers in relevant technologies and science to manage insect-microbe interactions in mass insect breeding.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pathology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/entomology
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/bacteriology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EJD - European Joint Doctorates

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 796 859,64

Participants (8)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 892 566
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Maclean Building Benson Lane
OX10 8BB Oxford
Activity type
Research Organisations