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.













  • MiRA: Microbe-induced resistance to agricultural Pests
  • EXCALIBUR: Exploiting the multifunctional Potential of belowground biodiversity in horticultural farming
  • INSECTDOCTORS: Educating insect pathologists to prevent infectious diseases in mass-reared insects
  • SUSINCHAIN: Sustainable Insect Chain
  • INURBAN: Production of edible insects by use of urbane organic sidestreams
  • HEALTHYNSECT: Insect farming for health and livelihoods
  • INBIOM: Innovation network for Bioresources
  • Medicinsk honning
  • Vidensdeling om honningbiers biologi

















Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Annette Bruun Jensen Associate Professor +4535332662 E-mail
Antoine Lecocq Assistant Professor +4535332488 E-mail
Edouard Bessette PhD Student   E-mail
Gabriela Maciel Vergara PhD Student +4535334260 E-mail
Guadalupe Z Hernandez PhD Fellow +4535327416 E-mail
Jennifer Kate Upfold PhD Student   E-mail
Jozsef Takacs PhD Fellow   E-mail
Jørgen Eilenberg Professor +4535332692 E-mail
Mariana Oliveira Garrigós Leite PhD Student   E-mail
Morgane Ourry Postdoc   E-mail
Nicolai Vitt Meyling Associate Professor +4535332666 E-mail
Pascal Herren PhD Student +45+447862735760 E-mail