Workshop: Chemical ecology of parasites that control host behavior
Posted: January 19, 2012
We will in addition bring in people from outside PSU working on other systems.
- Spencer Behmer, Texas A&M: physiological ecology of insects, specifically nutrition. He has worked on a virus in Lepidopterans and how the food choice affects parasitism
- Naomi Pierce, Harvard: hydrocarbon profiling and deceptive signaling between Lepidoptera and ants; and chemical ecology of feeding (including co-evolved bacteria)
- John Burand, U Mass, Amherst: Sexually transmitted disease (virus) manipulates mating behavior in heliothine moths
- Wolfgang Miller, University of Vienna, Endosymbiont bacteria and mate choice
We plan on having talks by our guests and local researchers. A lot of time will be available for discussions. Recently at CIDD we had two very successful workshops that achieved a very nice balance between talks and discussion.
The dates are the 9th and 10th of May and the location is the Millennium Science Building. The workshop is free.
If you are interested in joining can you please contact David Huges (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will soon get a note up on the ENT, CCE and CIDD pages. We will also like some posters so please signal your interest in having a poster if that is the case.