Research

The research is divided over three science themes and each consists of 5 PhD projects.

Research Projects per Work Package

The research is divided over three science themes and each will consists of 5 Research Projects. The country of the hiring organisation is placed witihin brackets.

1. Pathogen-host interactions (RP1-5)

Discovering interactions between pathogens and insect hosts, and determining abiotic and biotic triggers for disease outbreaks.

2. Covert infections and pathogen detection (RP6-10)

Understanding the molecular mechanisms behind latency / persistence (covert infections) and how to discover / detect pathogens to prevent disease outbreaks.

3. Increasing insect resistance against pathogens (RP10-15)

Focussing on the interactions between pathogens and
the insect microbiome and how nutritional adaptations can increase fitness of
reared insects.

Research