Our research focuses on plant viruses, arboviruses and insect viruses. We aim to unravel the molecular and ecological mechanisms underlying virus-host and virus-vector interactions to understand how these determine pathology and transmission. The acquired knowledge contributes to the development of new technologies (e.g. in vector control and biotechnology) and durable strategies for disease management (e.g. in molecular plant breeding, vaccine development, insect biocontrol and mass rearing of insects).
European Immunization Week 2019
Dr Jelke Fros is among researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and elsewhere who are aiming to better understand how viruses and hosts (like us) try to outsmart each other. This work has the potential to fundamentally change how, and how quickly, vaccines can be developed in response to new public health threats.