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Launch Test of Natural Biocides for the Control of Insect Borne Diseases

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Project "LaunTeNaBio" data sheet

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Organization address
address: PIAZZA CAVOUR 19F
postcode: 62032

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Total cost 149˙685 €
 EC max contribution 149˙685 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2018-PoC
 Funding Scheme ERC-POC
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-04-01   to  2020-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    BIOVECBLOK SRL IT (CAMERINO) participant 15˙625.00


 Project objective

Insect-Borne Diseases (IBDs) affecting animals and plants are an increasing problem burdening the economy and the social conditions of many countries. The growing concern is that climatic changes, globalization and increase in travel and trade have fostered the spread of insect populations in new geographic areas and with them many IBDs. It is now established that Europe must face an increasing risk of vector-borne outbreaks. Mosquito-borne infections affect millions of people all over the world every year, with severe implications for public health and a devastating economic impact in endemic countries. Phytophagous insects transmit diseases to plants of agronomic importance, seriously damaging food production and heavily compromising the well-being of local populations, especially in countries whose economy is mainly based on agriculture. Solving or alleviating IBDs is a global challenge, but effective and safe tools are not yet available. The main approach is based on the use of insecticides to reduce or eliminate the insect-vector populations, but this approach has dual limitations of undesired effects on the environment and insect development of resistance to these substances. Effective strategies are needed to overcome these drawbacks, contributing to solutions in a practical and forward-looking way. Two main aspects for an innovative control strategy are the reduction of costs for anti-IBDs campaigns, and the attraction of potential users to promote technology transfer and implementation. The proof of concept proposed by LaunTeNaBio is the realization of a Launch Test of Natural Biocides starting from an innovative product containing symbiotic yeasts (KysBio) to prevent IBDs of health or agricultural significance. LaunTeNaBio intends to accomplish the objective by supporting a rising spinoff by the marketing of KYsBio through businesses.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Alessia Cappelli, Matteo Valzano, Paolo Rossi, Guido Favia, Irene Ricci
The killer yeast wickerhamomyces anomalus is a potential new tool for the symbiotic control of malaria
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Eighth International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science, 7-10 July 2019, Melia Sitges, Sitges, Spain Conference book ref. P2.40 2020-01-30
2019 Irene Ricci
My First ERC: How To Manage Joy and Pain
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VIII ECOP 28 July-2 August 2019, Rome, Italy WORKSHOP n.2_ Career in Europe 2020-01-30
2019 Valentina Cecarini, Massimiliano Cuccioloni, Laura Bonfili, Massimo Ricciutelli, Matteo Valzano, Alessia Cappelli, Consuelo Amantini, Guido Favia, Anna Maria Eleuteri, Mauro Angeletti, Irene Ricci
Identification of a Killer Toxin from Wickerhamomyces anomalus with β-Glucanase Activity
published pages: 568, ISSN: 2072-6651, DOI: 10.3390/toxins11100568
Toxins 11/10 2020-01-30
2019 Alessia Cappelli, Matteo Valzano, Valentina Cecarini, Jovana Bozic, Paolo Rossi, Priscilla Mensah, Consuelo Amantini, Guido Favia, Irene Ricci
Killer yeasts exert anti-plasmodial activities against the malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei in the vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi and in mice
published pages: , ISSN: 1756-3305, DOI: 10.1186/s13071-019-3587-4
Parasites & Vectors 12/1 2020-01-30

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