Maxwell J. Scott - Development of genetic systems for control of insect pests

Max Planck Seminar

  • Date: Oct 18, 2019
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Speaker: Maxwell J. Scott
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh (NC), USA
  • Location: MPI-IE
  • Room: Main Lecture Hall
  • Host: Asifa Akhtar & Plamen Georgiev
Maxwell J. Scott - Development of genetic systems for control of insect pests
Maxwell J. Scott, Professor in the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University, joins the Max Planck Seminar Series in October 2019. His talk is entitled “Development of genetic systems for control of insect pests” and takes place in the Main Lecture Hall of the MPI-IE, 18.10.2019 (13:00).

“Our main research interests are investigating how gene expression is regulated in insects and applying this knowledge to develop engineered strains for genetic control programs. For our fundamental studies of gene regulation we use the model genetic insect Drosophila melanogaster. Our applied work has mostly been on adult screwwormdeveloping male-only strains of the livestock pests, Lucilia cuprina (the Australian sheep blowfly) and Cochliomyia hominivorax (the New World screwworm). We are also interested in developing transgenic strains of D. suzukii (spotted wing Drosophila), which is a plant pest (e.g. berries) in North Carolina.”

source: Max Scott lab website // UC State University Website

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