dr. Y (Yutong) QiuBusiness Development Manager
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.