Namedr. Y Qiu

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DescriptionBusiness Development Manager
OrganizationBoard and staff Sciences Groups
Organization UnitPlant Sciences Group
Phone+31 6 83596558
Secretarial phone+31 317 480 883
Phone 2+31 317 480 883
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 1
Postal addressPostbus 16
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I am China business development manager for Plant Sciences Group. My passion is to bridge knowledge transfer and exchange in order to benifit sustainable agriculture development in both China and the Netherlands. My task is to identify business oppertunities and establish collaboration programs and projects between WUR and Chinese partners including research institutions, industries or governmental organisations.

I had eight years working experience as scientific researcher and project leader at Wageningen Plant Research on sustainable insect pest management, looking for non-chemical control strategies such as ecological control, cultural control, physical control and behavioural manipulation for the management of insect pests during various stages of the crop production chain. For more than a decade I had been working at the laboratory of Entomology of Wageningen UR as PhD fellow and postdoc on sensory and behavioural ecology of the malaria mosquito, decoding the olfactory sense of the mosquitoes to human odours. I also did research on selecting various parasitoids for the biological control of whitefly. 

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My research activities is mainly on sustainable and especially non-chemical insect pest management of agricultural and horticultural crops, with special focus on quarantine organisms. 

One example of my research projects is the recently started PPS project " Developing effective and sustainable technologies to ensure pest-free international trade chains of horticultural products". In this project 11 partners from industry and research work together. The research focus on the development of new technologies that can kill insect pests that travels around with the ornamental plants (chrysanthemum and flower bulbs), vegetables (tomato, pepper) and fruit (apple and pear) in sustainable and effective way. One of the goal is to further develop the CATT (controlled atmosphere and temperature treatment) technique and upscaling for practical application for several pest product combinations. 

Next to my research activities I am also occupied with China business development for Plant Sciences Group because of my Chinese background. I am developing research and knowledge transformation project in a form of the PPS, but with Chinese public and private partners. 

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