Student presentations at the AES conference

Shahrima and Shirin, two of our PhD students, will be presenting some of their exciting results at the Australian Entomological Society 50th AGM & Scientific Conference that will be held in Brisbane during the first week of December. Shahrima will be presenting in the Ecology and Interaction session, “Population demographic of Queensland…

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Congratulations Melissa!

Melissa attended the American Entomological Society meeting in St Louis this week where she presented findings from her PhD project and was awarded second place in the student competition for her section, a great achievement!

Rehan off to China

Rehan Silva is travelling to Hangzhou, China for the 10th Conference of Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecologists (APACE). He will present his current research findings at the “Understanding the mechanism and behavioural ecology of olfaction for improved control of fruit fly pests” symposium – ‘Olfactory learning and memory in the…

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Melissa off to Purdue University

Melissa is heading off to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA where she will spend 2 months completing the analysis for one of her chapters under the guidance of Stephen Cameron. Her analysis will investigate the links between fruit fly evolution and host use. Melissa will then present her findings at the American…

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Bon Voyage Jaye

Jaye is on her way to Montpellier, France where she will be attending the Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling (MISS-ABMS). Here she will be learning the graphical conceptual modelling UML language and how to implement individual-based models using the GAMA platform. After attending the summer school, Jaye…

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Welcome Bianca and Muhammad

The lab welcomes two new PhD students, Bianca Kay and Muhammad Farooq. Bianca completed her Masters of Science (Majoring in Entomology) in 2019 at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Bianca is funded by an ARC DP project and her research at QUT will investigate host location and acceptance cues of Fopius arisanus, a…

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Congratulations Tony

A very big congratulations to Tony who was awarded with a Doctor of Science on the 24th of July for his extensive research on the biology and management of fruit flies. This is the highest academic award in Science and this was the first time being awarded by QUT in 10 years! QUT has written up a piece about this momentous achievement…

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New biogeography papers

Two new papers from the lab have recently become available on-line.  The first is a global analysis of population structuring in Bactrocera dorsalis, a joint work between Zhi-hong Li’s Beijing lab and the QUT lab, first authored by Qin Yujia (Grace) and co-published with numerous other international colleagues.  The paper is remarkable…

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Congratulations Ayad

Congratulations to Ayad Masry who formally graduated with his PhD in this year’s QUT mid-year graduation round.  Details of Ayad’s thesis papers, on the fruit fly parasitoid Diachasmimorpha krausii, can be found in earlier posts.

Hello Phil

The lab yesterday hosted Prof Phil Taylor from Macquarie Uni.  Here for a general catch up, Phil was also wearing his hat as Director of the ARC ITTC Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation and chatted individually with funded students (Melissa, Vimal, Jaye) and postdoc (Rehan) of the Centre as part of due diligence to make sure all is going…

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