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Vacancy: PhD Researcher, biological control of powdery mildew fungi by mycophagous predators

Exciting PhD position available at the Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture of Wageningen Research in Bleiswijk, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Entomology of Wageningen University.

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Post-doc Position: Microbial Control

Interferenza con la trasmissione di Xylella fastidiosa attraverso strategie di manipolazione comportamentale

Bando D.R. n.3142 del 04/09/2023 
Scadenza: 16/10/2023
Rapporto di lavoro: Assegnista di ricerca 
Programma di ricerca: 07.299 
Titolo assegno: Interferenza con la trasmissione di Xylella fastidiosa attraverso strategie di manipolazione comportamentale 
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Area scientifico disciplinare: Scienze agrarie e veterinarie 
Settore/i scientifico disciplinare/i: AGR/11 AGR/12 BIO/05 BIO/11 
Importo: € 22.535,67 
Durata: 24 mesi 
Sede: di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli Alimenti

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Post-doctoral fellowship Xylella fastidiosa

Disruption of Xylella fastidiosa transmission through behavioral manipulation.

The main goal of the project is to evaluate the impact on the transmission dynamics of Xylella fastidiosa to olive by  Philaenus spumarius of techniques and tools alternative to pesticides and based on the concept of behavioral manipulation of the insect vector.
The candidate will conduct lab and semi-field trials assessing the effect on the fastidious bacterium acquisition/inoculation rates of:
i) attractive and repellant visual cues either alone or in combination with plant-emitted volatile organic compounds (VOCs);
ii) intra- and inter-specific substrate-borne vibrations;
iii) natural enemies with different ethological and ecological traits.

The research will be conducted in the frame of the SOS project (Development of sustainable control strategies of Philaenus spumarius and Xylella fastidiosa transmission), funded by MASAF (Italian Ministry of Agriculture). 

Contact: Daniele Cornara (Assistant Professor, University of Bari),

Position: Post-doctoral fellowship 
Duration: 2 years 
Annual gross salary: 27.800,00 Euros 
Place of employment: University of Bari (Bari, Italy),
Call opening (estimated): October 2023 
Starting contract date (estimated): December 2023

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