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Amy, Katie, Suvi, Rob and Kyle – welcome!

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Good news – our lab is growing considerably this October! Amy Sharpe will join the lab for her 3rd year undergraduate research project, Katie Keane and Suvi Siren will do their MBiol projects and Rob Hobbs will do his MSci (MbiolChem) project jointly in our lab and in the Chemistry Department at Durham. Finally, Kyle […]

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Orsolya and Catherine, welcome to the lab!

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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 […]

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PhD vacancy to study vision in mosquito larvae

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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. […]

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Matthew, welcome to the lab!

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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!  

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New paper in Nature!

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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.

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Vacancy for a SELF-FUNDED MSc project

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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 […]

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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!