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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.

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 796 859,64
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 892 566,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Harz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Maclean Building Benson Lane Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00