Novel Biotechnologies for Biocontrol Agent Enhancement and Management

  • Maurizio Vurro
  • Jonathan Gressel
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Martin G. Edwards, Angharad M. R. Gatehouse
    Pages 1-23
  3. Stephen O. Duke, Scott R. Baerson, Agnes M. Rimando, Zhiqiang Pan, Franck E. Dayan, Regina G. Belz
    Pages 75-85
  4. Linda S. Thomashow, David M. Weller, Olga V. Mavrodi, Dmitri V. Mavrodi
    Pages 87-105
  5. Claude Alabouvette, Chantal Olivain, Floriane L–Haridon, Sébastien Aimé, Christian Steinberg
    Pages 157-177
  6. Alan Watson, Jonathan Gressel, David Sands, Steven Hallett, Maurizio Vurro, Fenton Beed
    Pages 213-222
  7. John M. Whipps, Amanda Bennett, Mike Challen, John Clarkson, Emma Coventry, S. Muthumeenakshi et al.
    Pages 223-241
  8. Brian M. Thompson, Matthew M. Kirkpatrick, David C. Sands, Alice L. Pilgeram
    Pages 267-275
  9. Stephen O. Duke, David E. Wedge, Antonio L. Cerdeira, Marcus B. Matallo
    Pages 277-296
  10. Jonathan Gressel, Sagit Meir, Yoav Herschkovitz, Hani Al-Ahmad, Inbar Greenspoon, Olubukola Babalola et al.
    Pages 297-305
  11. Thomas A. Grigliatti, Gerald Meister, Tom A. Pfeifer
    Pages 327-351
  12. David Sands
    Pages 363-363
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 365-374

About these proceedings


The intent of the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) entitled “Novel Biotechnologies for Biocontrol Agent Enhancement and Management” was to permit the meeting of the major exponents in the scienti?c community working with enhancing different biological control agents (fungi, bacteria, virus, nematodes, and insects) on different targets (pathogens, insects, weeds, and rodents). This multidisciplinary group, having backgrounds in the diff- ent aspects of biotechnologies (transgenic enhancement, molecular biology, formulation, genetics, risk assessment, new technology, biochemistry, and physiology), presented highly advanced lectures during the 10-day-ASI, in order to allow students to improve their capability to enhance and manage - ological control agents. This approach will allow ASI attendees to bring new ideas, new approaches, or new methodologies coming from different ?elds of application to their own ?eld of expertise. A further aim of the NATO ASI was to create a network of young and experienced scientists, with few geographical barriers among countries, who will develop new opportunities to collaborate in this ?eld of science that requires a “global” collaborative approach. Forty students from twenty countries took part to the NATO ASI. In addition to the 45 lectures from the 15 lecturers, there were 25 short presentations and 8 posters on cogent research from students in this course, held between September 8- 2006 and September 19, 2006.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maurizio Vurro
    • 1
  • Jonathan Gressel
    • 2
  1. 1.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheBariItaly
  2. 2.Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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