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NIBIO is a project driven research institute and collects approximately 100 million NOK annually in project funding from both national and international sources. A lot of activity is carried out through EU and EEA-projects and we also participate in research projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. NIBIO coordinates several large international projects with a particular focus on food security and climate change. The list of projects is not complete.

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Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health

PROTECT: Effects of defense priming on Norway spruce needle microbiome and pest resistance

In correlation with our Research Council of Norway funded project on the effects of Norway spruce defense priming on the root microbiome and resistance, we will also analyse the effects of spruce defense priming and soil microbiota on the spruce needle microbiome and resistance. This project is funded by SNS - Nordic Forest Research.

Active Updated: 13.01.2022
End: dec 2024
Start: mar 2022
Infected potato plant

Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health

DivGene - Diversity analyses of key genes involved in interaction between potato and Phytophthora infestans

A main objective of the project is to improve our understanding of interaction and co-evolution of host and pathogen using potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and its economically most important pathogen, Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, as a model. Our main hypothesis is that co-evolution of potato and P. infestans in agroecosystems is based on diversity of the resistance genes present in the cultivated potatoes and effector genes present in the pathogen populations.

Finished Updated: 17.04.2024
End: apr 2024
Start: sep 2020