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).