Research Group: Insect Pathology and Biological Control

Insects and mites are subject to infectious diseases which can seriously affect host fitness. We study fundamental and applied aspects of insect pathology.

The fundamental aspects range from studies on diversity and phylogenetics, evolution of infection processes and host defence mechanisms to the ecology and life cycles of insect pathogens.

The applied aspects of insect pathology are twofold: 1) developing insect pathogens as biological control agents of pest insects and mites to provide sustainable solutions for pest control, and 2) prevention of diseases in beneficial insects such as honey bees, other pollinators, predators and insects used for food and feed.





























Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Annette Bruun Jensen Associate professor +45 353-32662 E-mail
Antoine Lecocq Postdoc +45 353-32488 E-mail
Guadalupe Z Hernandez PhD fellow   E-mail
Joel Da Cruz Couceiro PhD student   E-mail
Jørgen Eilenberg Professor +45 353-32692 E-mail
Mariana Oliveira Garrigós Leite PhD student   E-mail
Nicolai Vitt Meyling Associate professor +45 353-32666 E-mail

Master students

  • Bethany Lynn Beahler
  • Sabina Dahal