Department: Horticulture and Agriculture Extension
Faculty: Agricultural Science and Technology
Specialization: Entomology & biological control`
Cluster participants in FZJ /German universities: Disch, Sabrina and Qdemat,Asmaa, Department of Physical Chemistry, Cologne University,
Cluster participants at Palestinian universities: Qubbaj, Tawfiq, An-Najah National University, Faculty of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine
Research Cluster Title: Applications of nanoparticles in agriculture and their role in disease management
Role in the research cluster: lead of the investigation of environmental risk assessment
Main objective: this research cluster group focuses on the fabrication of inexpensive silica nanoparticles bio-pesticides, which includes local indigenous microbial bio-agents (entomopathogenic fungi, bacteria and viruses..ect ) or indigenous essential oils and plant extracts. Bioassay, efficacy and environmental risk assessment, technology and knowledge transfer.