Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN-EID) INTERFUTURE grant infomation:

Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016

Grant Agreement: n. 722642

Title project: From microbial interactions to new-concept biopesticides and biofertilizers

Coordinator: Michele Perazzolli

Funding: EU under project number H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 - 722642

Timeframe: 01.12.2016-31.05.2021

University/Department: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Department of Sustainable Agroecosystems and Bioresources

Network Partners: Fondazione Edmund Mach (Coordinator), Italy; University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences , Austria; University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; University of Molise, Italy; BIOBEST, Belgium; BIPA NV, Belgium; INOQ GmbH, Germany; Azotic Technologies Ltd, UK; De Ceuster Meststoffen NV (DCM), Belgium; e-nema GmbH, germany; University of Trento, Italy


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ESR position 3

ESR position 3 – “Interactions between crop genotypes, antagonistic root colonizing endophytes and arbuscular mychorrizal fungi”:

  • Host Institute: Inoq GmbH (Germany)
  • Secondment at: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (Newcastle, United Kingdom)
  • PhD Enrolment: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (Newcastle, United Kingdom)
  • Work Package(s) to wich it is related: WP1 (ecology and colonisation), WP3 (feasibility)
Mirjam Seeliger

Mirjam Seeliger

Research activity

The ESR3 project investigates the interaction of contrasting wheat genotypes and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) under the impact of different cropping conditions such as fertilizer and crop protection treatments. The goal of the project is to identify key aspects in the ability of AMF to colonize and to transfer nutrients efficiently to different crop genotypes grown in the field. The results will assist to integrate and improve the application of AMF as biostimulants in wheat production with the overall aim to reduce phosphate fertilizer inputs in agriculture.

Research interests

Sustainable Agriculture, Plant-microbe interactions, Phytopathology, Biological Control Agents, Biostimulants, Endophytes.

Short CV description

  • 2011-2015 Bachelor of Science in BioGeo-Analysis at Trier University, Germany 
  • 2015-2017 Master of Science in Agriculture with specialization in Plant Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
  • 2016-2017 Master project on potential biocontrol effects of the fungal root endophyte Serendipita indica on Septoria tritici blotch in wheat, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Copenhagen 
  • Since 2017 PhD student within the INTERFUTURE-project at Newcastle University (United Kingdom) and INOQ GmbH (Germany)