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 […]
Amy, Katie and Suvi graduated with 1st class degrees – well done and congratulations!!!
Iman Muktar and Natasha Ali, Durham Biosci undergraduates, are joining the lab for their summer projects. Welcome, Iman and Natasha – we are looking forward to working with you!
Congratulations, Suvi and Katie! We really enjoyed working with you and wish you best of luck with the job search – hope you have a nice summer too!
We are accepting students for a funded summer project on bumblebees and floral smells, doing fieldwork around Durham: Species-specific floral smell preferences of bumblebees See mroe details here and apply! REP Scheme 2021
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 […]
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 […]
Abbi Farley re-joined the lab this week, this time as our insect technician. Welcome back Abbi, great to be working with you again! 😀
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
Our first PhD student Matt Quinn has just joined the lab! Matt is funded by BBSRC NLD PhD programme for the next 4 years and will work on sensory perception in the mosquito larvae. Welcome Matt!