Dr. Nazeer Ahmed is a Professor (Assist) in the Department of Agriculture (Entomology), University of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Dr. Nazeer was conferred the degree of Doctorate in Entomology from the prestigious seat of Northwest A&F, University, Yangling, Xian-China. For over a decade, his research expertise extended into the areas of Agricultural Entomology, Crop protection, Ecology, Biology, Insecticide Resistance, Biological Control of insects, Vector-borne diseases, Medical and urban entomology.
My current research interests focus on the impacts that climate change will have on insect behaviour, ecology and physiology; insect community structure along environmental gradients; and insect-plant interactions.
I am currently Editor-in-Chief of Austral Ecology.
I am currently working as Asscociate research scientist at Yale University. Previously I worked as Postdoctoral fellow at National Institutes of Health, USA. My current work is on infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, Lyme, Anthrax. In my project, I study immune correlates of protection to malaria. I have about 10 years of post-PhD experience in Global health, Immunology and Microbiology. I did my PhD from CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India working on bacterial pathogens M. tuberculosis and other gram-positive bacterial pathogens. I worked as Vaccine Research Innovation awardee at Translational Health Science and Technology Institute in India.
I have 26 publications in International peer-reviewed journals and have published 4 Book chapters. My current h-index is 18. In the recent past, I have served as reviewer for Frontiers Journal, MDPI journals, Nature press journals, Medicine, Pathogen and vectors, BMC Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Indian Journal of Microbiology.
Dr. Paul Ayayee is an Assistant Professor of Biology within the Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska. His research interests include Insect-gut microbe interactions, Insect physiology and microbial ecology
Professor in Evolutionary Biology at the Department of Biology at Aarhus University in Denmark.
Professor and Evert and Marion Schlinger Chair in Insect Systematics. Primary area of specialty is evolutionary diversification of terrestrial arthropods with an emphasis in spider systematics and taxonomy. Other interests include diplopod and tenebrionid beetle systematics, taxonomy, and speciation pattern/process.
Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.
Teaching and Research subjects include protected areas management, species at-risk, ecology, environmental management.
I am interested in the distribution and diversity patterns of insects and the reasons underlying observed patterns. I study both point diversity and compositional differences in insect and plant community patterns and relate these to ecological and evolutionary processes. I am also interested in the evolution of exaggerated traits in insects, such as those traits associated with sexual selection. The functional morphology of insect mouthparts, particularly of insect pollinators, are a further area of interest, as is the systematics and taxonomy of beetles (Scarabaeidae).
Yingjun Cui is an Associate Research Scientist in Yale University School of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding the interactions between vector borne diseases (including Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya fever, malaria, Lime disease) and vectors (mosquito and tick) and host to develop new strategy to control these infectious diseases. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Zhejiang University in China. He completed postdoctoral studies at University of Kentucky, University of Oklahoma and University of Missouri.
Professor and Associate Dean Research, Dalhousie University
Interests in Agricultural Entomology and Ecotoxicology
Research Director at INRA, France. Main expertise is in the fields of Ecology, Community ecology, ecotoxicology and IPM
I am a Senior Scientist at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, involved in pursuing basic and applied research in the field of Nematology and Entomology.
As an alternative to Bt Cry toxins for insect pest management, a number of novel bacterial protein toxins (Txp40, TcaB) derived from an insect-parasitic bacterium Photorhabdus akhurstii (symbiont of nematode Heterorhabditis indica) were characterized. The mode of action and pathogenesis process of these toxins were investigated in different lepidopteran insects including Galleria mellonella, Helicoverpa armigera, Spodoptera litura and S. exigua. The potential receptor proteins and their binding sites for these toxins were unravelled from the insect midgut epithelial cells.
My other research interests include molecular basis of plant-nematode interaction. Using RNAi, functional analysis of several plant parasitism processes was deciphered including the role of Mi-cpl-1 in metabolic process, FLP and NLP neuropeptides in neuromusculation process, ODR and TAX proteins in chemotaxis process, cell wall degrading enzymes and various MSP effectors in infection process of plant nematodes. I have contributed in understanding the genetic basis of nematode resistance in rice via genome-wide association mapping coupled with omics-driven strategies. I am currently pursuing genome editing research for developing nematode resistance by adopting CRISPR-Cas9 strategy in Arabidopsis, rice and tomato.