Workpackages – University of Copenhagen


WP1 Context dependency
Lead Beneficiary B9 UniNE: Rasmann; together with B8 CNRS: Giron


Characterise context dependency of microbe-induced plant resistance to insects herbivores, evaluate effects on plant performance, and find promising MOs with improved stability and adaptability

WP2  Mechanisms and processes
Lead Beneficiary B2 CSIC: Pozo; together with B7 UU: van Wees


Unravel plant mechanisms underlying microbe-induced resistance against pests, and how they are influenced by the biotic and abiotic contexts

WP3 Impacts on other biocontrol organisms
Lead Beneficiary B3 NIOO: Biere    together with B2 CSIC: Benitez


Assess whether beneficial plant resistance-inducing microorganisms have negative impacts on the use of other biocontrol agents against insect pests

WP4 Methods, Validation and Economy
Lead Beneficiary B4 INOQ: Schneider;      together with B1 UCPH: Meyling


Transfer of scientific results to commercial production, through method development of MiR applications and products, and evaluation of commercial effects and economy

WP5 Training and dissemination
Lead Beneficiary B3 NIOO: Garbeva; together with B10 iDiv: Medina. Supported by Mentor Committees and ESR Mediator


Ensure that the ESRs recruited by MiRA are trained in the best possible way to improve their career potentials, and that knowledge, results and innovations from MiRA are disseminated to a broad range of relevant audiences

WP6 Management
Lead Beneficiary B1 UCPH: Hauser; together with B1 UCPH: Meyling and and Executive Board. Supported by UCPH-Administrative Manager, -EU office, and -Tech Trans office


To support all stages of the MiRA ETN: initiation, implementation, monitoring, governing and finalising