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Naamdr. N Fatouros
RoepnaamNina
Emailnina.fatouros@wur.nl

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OmschrijvingUniversitair hoofddocent
OrganisatieDepartement Plantenwetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidBiosystematiek
Telefoon+31 317 483 175
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BezoekadresDroevendaalsesteeg 1
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Gebouw/Kamer107/W2.Ca.103
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Bodenummer10
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Ma Di Wo Do Vr
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Biografie

My research focuses on the evolution of insect-microbe-plant interactions. As  an evolutionary ecologist at the Biosystematics goup, I am interested in the evolutionary pathways that gave rise to intricate interactions between plants, butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) their symbiotic microbes and natural enemies (hymenopteran parasitoids). Caterpillars of lepidopteran insect pests cause serious problems in agriculture and forestry, and finding alternatives to chemical pesticides is important to reduce their threats to agricultural production. In 2016, I received a 5-year grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to unravel the mechanism of a butterfly egg-killing trait in a cabbage crops and their wild relatives. Together with my team I combine molecular and genomic techniques, phylogenetic analysis, chemical analysis of plant and insect metabolites, and experimental ecological studies to gain novel insights on how plants make use of this highly effective first line-of-defence. The project is supported by several crop breeding and seed companies.

Personal website with my research, team, publications, news, etc: Check here.


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NWO-TTW Vidi - Pest-killing plants: unravelling a programmed cell death response lethal to insect eggs (PhD student Niccolo Bassetti)

NWO-Aspasia: Ecology and evolution of butterfly egg-induced defences in Brassicaceae (PhD student Eddie Griese)


Onderwijs

I am involved in two courses on the biology, diversity and systematics of arthropods/insects, namely as lecturer in 'Biodiversity of the Netherlands' (BIS-10306) and coordinater of 'Webs of Terrestrial Diversity' (BIS-21306). The first includes bike excursions around Wageningen and the second a 2-week excursion to the French Pyrenees. 

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