sandfly seminar

600px-Lutzomyia_longipalpis-sandfly

Great to welcome Dan Bray to Bielefeld yesterday, a chemical ecologist from Keele University (UK) – and currently in Kiel (Germany) on a DAAD fellowship – who gave the first Behaviour & Evolution seminar of the new semester, on “Understanding and exploiting chemical ecology for disease control”. Dan talked about a long-term project he has been working on to attempt to control the sand fly vector of leishmaniasis in Brazil, taking advantage of natural sand fly behaviour by using artificial sex pheromone lures. You can follow him @DrDanMonkey. Dan and I are also former colleagues from our time together as PhD students at the University of Liverpool, so it was great to catch up. Cheers Dan!

Dan_photo_cropped

Image: Lutzomyia longipalpis-sandfly by Ray Wilson, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC-BY 2.5 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: