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Background in chemical and behavioural insect ecology, and insect-plant interactions. PhD student within the BINGO ITN (Breeding Invertebrates for Next Generation Biocontrol, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network). www.bingo-itn.eu Working with a genetic and ecological toolbox to study the natural Brassicaceous-Lepidopteran-Parasitoid complex across Germany, and the landscape effects thereof. Soon looking for a Post-Doc position in Insect-plant interactions or chemical ecology
Examination of closely related species pairs is suggested for evolutionary comparisons of different degrees of polyphagy, which we did here with three taxa of lepidopteran herbivores, Spodoptera spp (S. littoralis, S. frugiperda maize (C) and rice (R) strains) for a RNAseq analysis of the midguts from the 3rd instar insect larvae for differential m...
Domestication processes have changed wild ancestral plants to modern crop plants that are well adapted to agronomical practices and produce high yields. However, a major concern with domestication is an increased susceptibility to herbivores and pathogens. Such changes in plant resistance can, directly and indirectly, affect the host choice decisio...
The concept of genetic improvement in relation to biological control involves the exploitation of natural genetic variation for the benefit of existing biological control agents (BCAs). Despite recent calls for this process to be adopted in biological control research, there is no clear overview of the current state of research into genetic variati...
Biological control is widely successful at controlling pests, but effective biocontrol agents are now more difficult to import from countries of origin due to more restrictive international trade laws (the Nagoya Protocol). Coupled with increasing demand, the efficacy of existing and new biocontrol agents needs to be improved with genetic and genom...
Biological control is widely successful for controlling pests, but effective biocontrol agents are now more difficult to obtain due to more restrictive international trade laws. Coupled with increasing demand, the efficacy of existing and new biocontrol agents needs to be improved with genetic and genomic approaches. Although they have been underut...
This is a presentation given the the 5th International Entomophagous Insect Conference in Kyoto, Japan, on October 18th, 2017. Abstract: Innovations within the realm of genetic sequencing have led to increased accessibility for biologists, both in terms of costs as well as the educational resources available, regardless of background. Our project i...
Abstract: Biocontrol is the introduction of one organism to control the population of another organism, and has had a commercial application for over a century. With the latest advances in next generation sequencing, now is the moment to both improve biocontrol as well as counter potential shortcomings, such as non-target effects. For example, when...
I am needing Trichogramma brassicae populations for lab experiments. Is there anyone that would be willing to share any with me? I am located in Germany.
I am looking for one (or more) populations of T. embryophagum egg parasitoids for carrying out some lab experiments, and was wondering if anyone has a population that they would be willing to share with me?
I am looking to do some experiments and will need eggs and pupae of Pieris (brassicae/rapae) and Mamestra brassicae.
Any help would be much appreciated!
I am located in Germany, so as near as possible would be best!
I am moving single trichogramma around (for sexing, mother-son mating, experiments etc), and have experimented with just waiting for them to climb up small tubes (but then it can be hard to get them out again), using an eyelash, or an aspirator (but this is proving not optimal, the one I made anyway)... what is everyones experiences, and anyone found an effective, and time-saving, technique?
Many thanks in advance!
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.