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New MRes vacancy – exciting industrial collaboration!

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We, togeher with Dr Rebecca Clark, have a vacancy for a self-funded MRes student on olfaction of black soldier flies. This project is in collaboration with BetaBugs. Please read about the project below, and get in touch to dicuss! Identification of olfactory cues for egg laying in the Black Soldier Fly, an industrially important insect […]

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Summer fellowships to Durga Bethala and Natasha Ali

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We have some fantastic news! Durga Bethala, a PhD student from the Haffkine Institute, Mumbai, India received the Newton-Bhabha PhD placement fellowship.  Durga will visit the lab this summer for 4 months to work on the blood-brain barrier of Drosophila.  AND Natasha Ali (Durham undergraduate student) received the Summer Studentship from the Physiological society. Natasha […]

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First lab publication is out!

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Matthew and Catherine’s review about mosquito olfactory systems is out! We wrote about the least known and latest findings about the mossie nose – have a look here: Olfactory systems across mosquito species Matthew Wheelwright, Catherine R. Whittle & Olena Riabinina Cell and Tissue Research (2021) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00441-020-03407-2

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We have a vacancy for a SELF-FUNDED MRes student, starting next year

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The project description is here and also below: Anatomy and function of the mosquito olfactory system Project description Malaria mosquito is one of the deadliest animals on Earth, causing more than 400,000 death per year and affecting half of the world population. Our fight against malaria has currently stalled, due to the emerging insecticide resistance […]

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New PhD vacancy on bumblebees and flowers – apply before 8th Jan 2021

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We have a PhD vacancy for a chemical+sensory ecology project! The project will investigate how bumblebees use floral smells, and how the perception of smells changes under stress. The project will involve field collections and lab work in Germany and in the UK. Please read more here and apply! https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/how-does-stress-affect-floral-smell-preferences-of-bumblebees/?p125521