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Online talk October 2023 – Martin Kaltenpoth
4 October @ 19:30 – 20:45
The Royal Entomological Society organises insect science conferences and events around the UK and the world for people at all stages of career and interest.
Becoming a member entitles you to discounted (and sometimes free) access to the majority of events.
The Royal Entomological Society’s online talk series
Our monthly online lectures take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 19:30 to 20:45 (BST). Tune in to hear an in depth discussion on a specific field of entomology, with the opportunity to ask questions. You will also hear about any updates and new activities from the Society.
These talks are free for RES members, so join today!
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Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Martin Kaltenpoth obtained his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Würzburg in Germany, followed by postdoctoral research at the University of Regensburg and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In 2009, he established the Insect Symbiosis Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena. From 2015 to 2021, he was full professor for Evolutionary Ecology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Since 2021, he is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena and heads the Department of Insect Symbiosis. His research focuses on the evolution, chemical ecology, and the molecular interactions of insect-bacteria symbioses, using an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to understand symbiotic associations from the molecule to the fitness consequences for the interacting partners.
Talk title: Microbial symbionts as sources of evolutionary innovations in beetles