Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University & Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.
With approximately 30 locations, 6,000 employees, and 12,000 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.
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We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
The Laboratory of Virology
is part of the Plant Sciences Group of Wageningen University and is situated at the Wageningen Campus. Currently, about 25 researchers, including technicians, PhD students and Postdocs are employed at the Laboratory of Virology and contribute to a lively, research-driven work environment. Research at the Laboratory of Virology concentrates on various animal-, insect- and plant viruses, with special attention on virus-host and virus-vector interactions. We focus on defence mechanisms, viral evasion strategies, covert virus infections and host manipulation mechanisms. Plant viruses form a major threat for crops and ornamentals and are often transmitted by insect vectors. Arboviruses are transmitted by insects as well and cause disease in humans and animals. Insect-infecting viruses on the other hand are pathogenic to insects, and form a threat to natural populations and mass reared insects. In addition, insect viruses are used to control pest insects and in biotechnology to produce recombinant proteins for instance for vaccines.
The University of Valencia
(UV) is one of the oldest universities of Spain. It is a public, modern and innovative university, focused on teaching and researching in most academic fields. The group of Biotechnological Control of Pest (www.cbp.com.es) is placed at the campus of Science and is next to the scientific park of the University. The CBP group is composed of about 20 researchers at different stages of their career studying multiple aspects of the interactions of bacterial and viral pathogens with their hosts (arthropods).
- Are you a connecting person willing to collaborate with researchers and companies in an innovative European training network?
- Are you interested in unravelling the molecular mechanisms underlying seemingly harmless virus infections?
- Do you want to join an ambitious project to find answers to challenges in the upcoming industry of insect mass rearing?