Ready for take off: Set up and start of nudivirus experiments

Published on
November 8, 2021

My name is Jirka Petersen and I am affiliated with the INSECT DOCTORS program as ESR1. I moved from Germany to Wageningen (Netherlands) last year in August. Since then I’ve been setting up the laboratory for my experiments with the Heliothis zea nudivirus 1 (HzNV-1). Interestingly, this lepidopteran nudivirus can only be maintained in cell culture and is unable to infect actual insects.

Jirka Manuel Petersen MSc.