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The Institut Pasteur de la Guyane (Cayenne, French Guiana, France) is hiring an entomologist, to work primarily on mosquito vectors of arboviruses. The initial position is for 2 years, but may lead to a permanent position via competitive recruitment, depending on the experience of the successful candidate. More details can be found here;
STUDENT ESSAY AWARDS 2016
THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED
1st prize - Jonathan Smith, University of Leicester. "Bombardier beetles:Superheroes of the insect world."
2nd prize - Christopher Edwards, Harper Adams University. "My life as a cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis "
3rd prize - Jennifer Rasal, University of Liverpool."Job Opportunity for an Adventurous Insect."
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Due to the high quailty and volume of entries the judges have awarded three runners up, the articles will be published in Antenna.
Jeffrey Smith, Stanford University. "I hate bugs and wish they would go away forever."
Thomas Aspin, University of Birmingham. "Soldiering on."
Krisztina Fekete, Natural History Museum. "Tale of a spider."
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In Minibeast Magic you will meet the invertebrates found in gardens, nature parks and school grounds. These areas are home to a multitude of minibeasts, from wriggling worms and sluggish snails to iridescent insects. This book explains a variety of minibeast-friendly trapping methods, as well as how to create mini-habitats, to help you study these fascinating creatures. Aimed at younger enthusiasts, ideal for 7-13years old.
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THE WIGGLESWORTH MEMORIAL LECTURE AND MEDAL AWARD 2016
THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED- PROFESSOR JOHN G HILDEBRAND, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, USA
John Hildebrand was born and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. From the age of five he was fascinated by living creatures (and especially arthropods and reptiles) and passionate about classical music. After completing high school, he entered Harvard University expecting to major in music but still with an eye on biology. An extraordinary general-education course in 1960 in what today would be called integrated science, taught by George Wald, changed those priorities.
As an undergraduate John had the good fortune to do research with John Law, which led to a first journal article in 1964. After completing his baccalaureate degree with high honors in biology, Hildebrand moved to New York City to join the graduate program at the Rockefeller Institute (now Rockefeller University), where he earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry under the mentorship of Fritz Lipmann and Leonard Spector in 1969.
Postdoctoral research experience with Edward Kravitz in the world’s first department of neurobiology, at Harvard Medical School back in Boston, enabled John’s transition from bacterial biochemistry to arthropod neurobiology. He joined the faculty of that department in 1972. In 1980 he was recruited to a professorship in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University in New York. His wanderings might have ended there, owing to his love of that great city, had it not been for a unique opportunity to develop a new academic unit devoted to insect neurobiology and behavior at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
John’s research combines neurophysiological, behavioral, chemical-ecological, anatomical, molecular and developmental approaches in a multidisciplinary program addressing problems of the information-processing mechanisms, behavioral roles, functional organization, and postembryonic development of the olfactory system in insects. His program’s goal long has been to understand the olfactory bases of beneficial and harmful behaviors of insects that impact human health and welfare.
John is past president of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS), International Society of Chemical Ecology, and International Society for Neuroethology. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and currently serves as its Foreign Secretary. He also is a member of the American Philosophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the German Academy of Sciences 'Leopoldina’; a foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters; an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (UK), and a fellow of the AAAS, Entomological Society of America, and International Society for Neuroethology.