Researchers in Europe and French Guiana are combining forces to tackle tropical diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, as well as new diseases that are being spread by an increase in deforestation.
Mycotoxins made by grape fungi can be carcinogenic.
The hunt is on for new antibiotics, and EU scientists believe insects are the answer.
The big challenge is integrating storage, network capacity and resources.
He says research papers will eventually be free to access.
The idea is to increase the use of renewable resources.
Since 1984, the Framework Programmes for research and innovation have been funding breakthroughs across Europe.