To develop diagnostic tools and biopesticide testing pipelines for the effective management of “super pest” resistance.
The objectives are:
- To characterise emerging cases of resistance and identify novel resistance markers;
- To develop an automatic (sample-to-answer) multiplex molecular diagnostic platform (LabDisk) to simultaneously detect biotypes, resistance mutations and plant pathogens;
- To develop biotechnology based platforms and pipelines, for testing anti-resistance potential of novel candidate insecticidal compounds.