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 5

ESR position 5 – “Characterization of the mechanism of action of sugar-based biocontrol products on target and non-target MOs”:

  • Host Institute: University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (Reims, France)
  • Secondment at: BIPA (Londerzeel, Belgium)
  • PhD Enrolment: University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (Reims, France)
  • Work Package(s) to which it is related: WP1 (mechanisms of action), WP3 (formulation)   


Nikola Mijailovic

Contact information

phone: +33 75 30 63 791



Research activity

Currently I am working on MoA characterization of protein- and sugarbased biocontrol products on target and non-target microorganisms at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne in the department of Induced Resistance and Plant Bioprotection (RIBP).

Research interests

Multi-omics approach to plant-microbe interactions, crop protection, biocontrol, phytopathology.

Short CV description


  • University of Reims ChampagneArdenne / Bi-PA - Biological Products for Agriculture - MSCA European Industrial Doctorate INTERFUTURE – ESR5
  • University of Kiel - Agrigenomics M.Sc
  • North Dakota State University - Undergraduate Exchange Student in Crop and Weed Science
  • University of Belgrade - Crop Protection B.Eng 

Work experience:

  • Institute for Science Application in Agriculture, Belgrade - Team leader for bringing USDA's "4-H Youth Development Program" to Serbia

Extracurricular activities:

  • Co-leader in fRilingue GmbH summer language camp 
  • Student of “Design Thinking” at Bayer Campus Challenge and
  • Participant in six EU Youth in Action program exchanges Europe-wide with NGO OSMEH 
  • Learning & Development manager on project “E-mportant!” with AIESEC Serbia - 
  • Javelin thrower: Gold Medal for winning Men's Outdoor Track and Field NCAA Division I Summit League Conference in the USA (2012) with a personal record of 61,18m.