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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WP 1

Understanding interactions and their impact

WP 1


In this WP we will focus on acquiring the missing knowledge. The topics and related expected products have been selected based on a preliminary industrial feasibility study carried out by the Beneficiaries during the preparation of the proposal. Microbe-host interactions studies will target microbial colonisation of host tissues (by fluorescence microscopy and qPCR), elicitation of host response measured by (non-volatile) metabolites production.

Microbe-microbe interactions will be investigated by assessing fluctuations in microbial communities as a response to biotic and abiotic stimuli, using a metagenomic, culture-independent approach.

Microbial dynamics will be exploited in the design of novel biofertilizers. Beside the existing candidate microorganisms identified by previous research, isolation of new microorganisms will be guided by the non-academic beneficiaries, based on the provision of existing regulation and feasibility of future industrial production.