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NIOO has a vigorous and long-standing commitment to societal impact. Not only is NIOO housed in a sustainable building designed to translate our ecological principles in terms of architecture and construction, we also have a number of units that are tailor-made for disseminating our ecological knowledge to specific target groups, we have a very active outreach policy, and we actively involve citizens in our research through large-scale citizen-science projects.
Can micro-organisms in the soil help the fight against parasitic weeds in Africa? That question launched Promise six years ago. After promising initial results, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has now awarded follow-up funding to the project.
As a research assistant in the project "Smart parasitoids: effective biological control", you will work with a study system of mealybugs as pest insects and parasitoid wasps as biocontrol agents. In this project, we aim to enhance the effectiveness of these parasitoids by providing them with information on the presence of pest insects through learning.