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Ecology and Conservation

 Zoltan Erdos

Zoltan Erdos

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 SERSF Floor 1 Room 25


Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF):, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


AHDB PhD researcher studying how social evolutionary selection could be used for the improvement of pathogenic traits in entomopathogenic fungi to control the peach-potato aphid, Myzus persicae.

Supervised by Dr. Ben Raymond, Professor Chris Bass and Profesor Dave Chandler.


  • 2017 MSc Food Safety and Quality Engineering (Szent Istvan University)
  • 2015 BSc Food Engineering (Corvinus University of Budapest)


  • European Food Safety Authority – Parma, Italy
    Pesticides Residues Scientist, Junior Scientific Officer

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Journal articles

Raymond B, Matthews A, Erdos Z, Egleton M (In Press). Relative efficacy of biological control and cultural management for control of mollusc pests in cool climate vineyards. Biocontrol Science and Technology
Erdos Z, Studholme DJ, Sharma MD, Chandler D, Bass C, Raymond B (2024). Manipulating multi-level selection in a fungal entomopathogen reveals social conflicts and a method for improving biocontrol traits. PLoS Pathog, 20(3). Abstract.  Author URL.
Erdos Z, Studholme DJ, Raymond B, Sharma MD (2023). De novo genome assembly of Akanthomyces muscarius, a biocontrol agent of insect agricultural pests. Access Microbiology, 5(6). Abstract.
Raymond B, Erdos Z (2022). Passage and the evolution of virulence in invertebrate pathogens: Fundamental and applied perspectives. J Invertebr Pathol, 187 Abstract.  Author URL.
Erdos Z, Chandler D, Bass C, Raymond B (2021). Controlling insecticide resistant clones of the aphid, Myzus persicae, using the entomopathogenic fungus Akanthomyces muscarius: fitness cost of resistance under pathogen challenge. Pest Manag Sci, 77(11), 5286-5293. Abstract.  Author URL.
Erdos Z, Halswell P, Matthews A, Raymond B (2020). Laboratory sprayer for testing of microbial biocontrol agents: design and calibration. Abstract.

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