BINGO - Breeding Invertebrates for Next Generation BioControl, is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that develops innovative research training to improve the production and performance of natural enemies in biological control by the use of genetic variation for rearing, monitoring and performance.
BINGO’s approach is multidisciplinary, encompassing a broad range of scientific disciplines, including the application of state-of-the-art genomic techniques in the field of biological control. The programme combines integrated training workshops and internship opportunities across the network, with career opportunities in academia, public or the private sectors.
BINGO is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme and involves 12 partners from academia, non-profit organizations and industry located in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Greece and Portugal.
- Lommen, STE, PW de Jong, BA Pannebakker (in press). Time to bridge the gap between exploring and exploiting: prospects for utilizing intraspecific genetic variation to optimise arthropods for augmentative pest control. Accepted at Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. (439,58 kb)
- Chinchilla Ramírez, M. (2016). Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network on Breeding Invertebrates for the Next Generation Biocontrol: BINGO. Biocontrol News and Information 37(2), 15N–16N (101,25 kb)
BINGO focuses on the sustainable and efficient use of biological control agents to reduce the impact of invasive and endemic agricultural pests.