PhD project

Project 2 Behavioural manipulation and co-evolutionary processes between fungi and flies (DK)

The expanding industry of insect mass rearing aims to produce millions of insects that provide beneficial services to humankind, such as biocontrol agents, animal feed and human food. However, this intensive production system also incurs potential insect health consequences from rearing at such high densities. This developing industry is already facing disease outbreaks in their insect cultures from insect-pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other pathogens.