We are excited to welcome to the lab Orsolya Folsz and Catherine Whittle, first-year Durham Biosciences students, for their summer projects. Orsolya is funded by a Laidlaw scholarship, and Catherine is supported by the Departmental Summer scholarship and Genetics Society Summer Studentship. While the wet lab projects are not currently available and have to be […]
Exciting news!! We have a competitively-funded PhD vacancy, to study vision in mosquito larvae. The project will be co-supervised by Vivek Nityananda (Newcastle) and Natalie Hempel de Ibarra (Exeter). Full description is here: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/visual-processing-in-mosquito-larvae/?p120929 The position is fully funded for UK citizens and EU citizens who lived in the UK for the past 3 years. […]
Matthew Wheelwright is joining us today as a Research Assistant. Matthew did hid PhD at Newcastle on evolution of visual mimicry in insects. In our lab Matthew will study olfactory processing in mosquito larvae (as soon as University campus re-opens). Welcome to the lab, Matthew!
Our paper is out in Nature about an ion channel named Hodor, that is expressed in Drosophila and mosquito gut: An intestinal zinc sensor regulates food intake and developmental growth Lena has contributed to this project in 2016-2017 as a postdoc in Irene Miguel-Aliaga’s group at the Imperial College London.
Lena returns from the first-ever fieldwork in French Guiana – mossie collections went well! Previous Next
Resistance of mosquito pupae to desiccation Supervisors: Dr Olena Riabinina and Prof Thomas Schmitt (University of Wuerzburg, Germany) Deadline: Applications accepted all year round Funding: Self-funded students only Project description Malaria mosquito is one of the deadliest animals on Earth, causing more than 400,000 deaths per year and affecting half of the world population. Our fight against malaria has currently […]
The project will be supervised by Paolo Zuliani from Newcastle University and co-supervised by Lena. The project will focus on cellular and behavioural responses of mosquito larvae to olfactory stimuli – please check out the full project description here. The position is fully funded for UK citizens and EU citizens who lived in the UK […]
Yasmine Kumordzi, a PhD student from Chemistry in Durham, joins our lab on a part-time basis as a volunteer. Yasmine has a long-standing interest in insects and insect-borne diseases, and you can read a bit more about her on our People page. Welcome, Yasmine!
The project will be focussed on live imaging from olfactory receptor neurons and behavioural experiments in larvae of malaria mosquitoes, using the newly developed transgenic mosquito lines. Please see the job description here: https://durham.taleo.net/careersection/du_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000078&lang=en https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BXF218/research-assistant-in-mosquito-olfaction and please contact Lena if you have any questions or want to discuss the project informally. Key references: Afify A, […]
Rebecca Pull has joined the lab today as a part-time insectary technician. Welcome Rebecca! 🙂