Chair: Dr. Leonard S. van Overbeek, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Plant Research International is part of the Wageningen University and Research Centre. Participating research group is member of the business unit “Bio-interactions and Plant Health”. In this business unit, the interactions between arthropods, nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses with plants are investigated.
Tasks: Leadership of WP03, and specifically investigating the functional mechanisms behind bio-effector-plant interactions in relation to plant-associated (endophytic) microbial populations. Research activities comprise the development of novel tools to measure endophyte densities in bio-effector-treated plants and to monitor the fate of microbial bio-effectors inside plants (WP03), as well as synergistic effects on endophytic communities upon application of combined bio-effectors to plants (WP02). The group also contributes to WP08 by technical support and sample analysis in the “International Field Testing Network” for final evaluation of BE products (WP08).
Plant Research International, Wageningen University and Research Centre (the Netherlands)
BIOFECTOR is funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme | Grant Agmt. No. 312117