Success of Polish researchers in the BiodivERsA Call 2018

Friday, 25 October 2019

BiodivERsA Consortium is pleased to announce the results of the Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health call. Thanks to the funding provided by the BiodivERsA member organisations, the list of projects recommended for funding includes 10 excellent international proposals in the field of biodiversity research for over EUR 11,9 M.

The BiodivERsA Call 2018, launched in October 2018 by 15 funding organisations from 11 countries, attracted 49 international research consortia. Polish researchers will be involved in 6 of 10 awarded projects.

List of the projects with participation of Polish research teams:

  • BioRodDis. Managing biodiversity in forests and urban green spaces: Dilution and amplification effects on rodent microbiomes and rodent-borne diseases, with participation of dr Maciej Grzybek from Medical University of Gdańsk;
  • VOODOO. Viral eco-evolutionary dynamics of wild and domestic pollinators under global change, with participation of dr Hajnalka Szentgyörgyi from University of Agriculture in Krakow (cooperating with Warsaw University of Life Sciences);
  • ANTIVERSA. Biodiversity as an ecological barrier for the spread of clinically relevant antibiotic resistance in the environment, with participation of dr hab. Magdalena Popowska from University of Warsaw;
  • Dr. FOREST. Diversity of forests affecting human health and well-being, with participation of dr hab. inż. Bogdan Jaroszewicz from University of Warsaw (cooperating with Medical University of Warsaw);
  • NutriB2. Nutrition as critical link between Biodiversity and Bee health, with participation of dr Michał Filipiak from Jagiellonian University;
  • FunProd. Relationships between functional diversity and food production and quality under ecological intensification, with participation of prof. Werner Ulrich from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (cooperating with Warsaw University of Life Sciences).

Full list of the projects recommended for funding. More information and the full list of the projects recommended for funding are available on the BiodivERsA web page.