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Behaviour SIG Meeting 2023 – Online Event

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26 April 2023 @ 10:00 17:00

Behaviour SIG Meeting 2023 – Online Event

The role of microbes (environmental and endosymbionts) in insect behaviour

Call for abstracts

(Deadline for abstract submissions: March 31st, 2023)


NIAB East Malling
Convenors: Jozsef Vuts, Michelle Fountain
Local Organisers: Scott Raffle, Michelle Fountain
RES organisers: Francisca Sconce, Luke Tilley, Richard Harrington

Read about the Behaviour Special Interest Group

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Insect Behaviour is a very broad discipline, cutting across several research areas such as ecology, conservation, insect-plant interactions, pest management, chemical ecology, and genetics.

Microbes play key roles in insect physiology, behaviour, ecology and evolution. This meeting will look at how the inter-kingdom interactions between the various microbe and insect taxa affect insect behaviour from the molecular to the population level.


Prof. Bart LievensKU Leuven, BelgiumPotential of insect-microbe chemical communications to improve biological control of insect pests https://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00019097 
Dr Brendan DaisleyUniversity of Guelph, CanadaMicrobiome disruption and disease occurrence in honey beeshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bdaisley/?originalSubdomain=ca
Marko RohlfsUniversity of BremenEvolution of microbe management by insectshttps://www.uni-bremen.de/en/50years/events/projects/ichbinunibremen/prof-dr-marko-rohlfs
Prof. Boaz YuvalHebrew University, IsraelThe microbiome and fruit fly behaviourhttps://entomology.agri.huji.ac.il/boaz-yuval 
Prof. Noushin EmamiNRI, University of GreenwichNatural molecular strategies to break disease transmission
Dr Kelly A. Hamby (Associate Prof)University of Maryland Behavioral responses of spotted-wing drosophila to free-living fungi
Prof. Bart Lievens

KU Leuven, Belgium
Dr Brendan Daisley

University of Guelph, Canada
Prof. Noushin Emami

Co-founder of Molecular Attraction
NRI, University of Greenwich
Watch the TED talk
Dr Kelly A. Hamby

Associate Prof. and Extension Specialist in the Department of Entomology
University of Maryland

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Call for abstracts

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Would you like to present your work at our meeting?

Click here to submit your abstract details

(Deadline for abstract submissions: February 28th, 2023)

Along with submitting your presentation abstract form, please also send your talk documents to info@royensoc.co.uk with subject ‘Behaviour SIG 2023 Abstract Submission’ as soon as possible.

Please note: Submitting your abstracts does not automatically provide a presentation space and you will be contacted by the organisers in the weeks post-deadline to confirm a date/time slot if your abstract is chosen.

Important note: All presenters are required to register. These expenses cannot be reclaimed by the Royal Entomological Society.

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