Research Work Packages

The research is divided over three work packages each with five PhD research projects.

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.


For individual research projects see the INSECT DOCTORS Research Projects page.