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Yasmine joins the lab

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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!

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We have a vacancy of Research Assistant in Mosquito Olfaction

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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, […]

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New paper in Current Biology about Anopheles and DEET

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Our new paper is just out in Current Biology: Commonly Used Insect Repellents Hide Human Odors from Anopheles Mosquitoes accompanied by a lay summary on Twitter by Chris and a short write-up in the Publications section. In short, we used, for the first time, GCaMP in Anopheles, and concluded that DEET traps molecules of attractive odorants without directly […]

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Marie Curie and other fellowship applicants welcome!

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We are happy to host post-doctoral fellows who would like to work on project that overlap with our research interests. Marie Curie fellowships from the EC are an excellent option (deadline 11th of September) that greatly benefited Lena’s career, and could benefit yours! If you are considering applying and are looking for a host, please […]