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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 859850

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2019

  • End date

    31 October 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 201 844,76

  • EU contribution

    € 4 201 844,76

Coordinated by:

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Project description

English EN

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.

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

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 549 604,08

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 904,88

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 549 604,08

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 606 345,12

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 859850

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2019

  • End date

    31 October 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 201 844,76

  • EU contribution

    € 4 201 844,76

Coordinated by:

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands