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Summer projects abroad of Orsi and Catherine

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This summer Catherine and Orsi are doing their research projects abroad and having a great time there! Catherine’s project on the role of ketogenic diet on ASD in the lab of Claudia Bagni at Lausanne University is funded by the SUR programme. Orsi’s project on the function of microexons in the lab of Manuel Irimia […]

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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