Thijs Bierman is currently working as a PhD at the Above-Belowground Interactions group at the Sylvius laboratory in a collaborative project about development of new plant-based adhesive crop protection strategies for the control of thrips and other greenhouse pests in tomato, chrysanthemum, and strawberry.
The consortium of the NWO project consists of an NWO advisory board, Van Iperen Bv, Leiden University, Wageningen University, University of Groningen, Aeres Hogeschool Almere, and other commercial parties.
Current research topics of my PhD include thrips bioassay design, phytotoxicity screening, crop protection prototype effectiveness evaluation, olfactometry studies for repellency and attraction of pests and beneficial insects, insect-plant metabolome studies, and quantitative and qualitative analysis of essential oil volatiles.
BSc in Biology (Ecology) and MSc in Plant sciences (Plant pathology and entomology) at Wageningen University, the Netherlands.
Currently doing his PhD at Leiden University’s department of Above-Belowground Interactions on the third floor of the Sylvius laboratory.
Hobbies include rearing insects, taxonomy, indoor gardening, piano, reading and painting.
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