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AIMMS Seminar: Dr Frans Griepink

  • Start date 04/06/2017
     
  • Time 16.00 - 17.00h
     
  • Location Auditorium, O|2 building
     
  • Title AIMMS Seminar: Insects, Grab them by the antennae
     
  • Speaker Dr Frans Griepink (Pherobank BV)
     
  • Unit Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems
     
  • Category Sciences
     
  • Event type Seminar
     

Frans_GriepinkDr Frans Griepink (Pherobank BV) will provide an AIMMS Seminar on 6 April entitled 'Insects, Grab them by the antennae'.

You are all cordially invited!

 

 

 


Abstract

Insects communicate in several ways. They can often see and hear/feel quite well. Nevertheless, communication through chemical cues is considered most important. For example night-flying male moths can only find their partners through volatile chemicals emitted by the female. These so-called pheromones can be synthesised and used to manipulate the behaviour of the insect. In this way we can create environmental friendly tools for growers which enables them to reduce the use of conventional insecticides.

 

 

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