Assessing the risk of microsporidian parasites to industrially mass reared insects

Published on
January 13, 2022

I am Edouard Bessette, Early Stage Researcher 4 within the INSECT DOCTORS program studying entomopathogenic Microsporidia. I moved from France to the University of Exeter (UK) in September 2020 and am cosupervised from the University of Copenhagen. Microsporidia are considered to be some of the most prevalent pathogens amongst terrestrial insect species and it is therefore important to consider how this group of parasites is likely to affect the expanding insect rearing industry.

Edouard Bessette Msc.