Department of Entomology
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Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506-4004


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Entomology Seminar Series

The Department of Entomology sponsors a seminar series covering a wide range of topics and speakers. Seminars are normally held on Mondays of the spring and fall semesters. We typically enjoy some social time with light snacks from 3:40 until 4 pm, when the seminar begins. Please come and join us!

In addition to maintaining a high caliber of speakers, each year the department recognizes alumni and other scientists for their contributions to the science of entomology via the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Theodore L. Hopkins Distinguished Colloquium Award. The students of the Popenoe Entomology Club also select the Popenoe Speaker each year and sponsor his or her visit to the department.

NOTE: Seminars in Waters 328 are streamed live using Zoom. If you would like to watch them live (all times are Central US time), you can join us:
    Meeting ID: 583 612 040
   Join by PC, Mac, iOS or Android:
   Or join by phone: +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll

Spring 2015 - Mondays at 4 pm, Waters 328
(unless otherwise noted)


DateSpeaker and Presentation Topic/Title
Jan 26Jessica Kivett (KSU Entomology): Thesis Defense, Efficacy of entomopathogenic organisms Beauveria bassiana, Isaria fumosoroseus, Metarhizium anisopliae and Chromobacterium subtsugae against the Western Flower Thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, under both laboratory and greenhouse conditions. *Please note room change to Waters 126 and time change to 3 pm*
Feb 2 No Seminar
Feb 93-minute talks by various Entomology Faculty
Feb 16Edwin Afful (KSU Entomology):
Feb 23 Pia Olafson (USDA-ARS): Biting fly innate immune response genes
Mar 2Anastasia Cooper (KSU Entomology):Dissertation Research Proposal - Molecular mechanisms influencing RNAi efficiency in Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Mar 9**Cancelled**Eric Johnson (Wake Forest University): Fat and thin flies: central nutrient sensors mediating metabolic decisions **Cancelled**
Mar 16No seminar - Spring Break
Mar 23Jay Rosenheim (University of California, Davis): Ecoinformatics for agricultural entomology: using data from farms to solve problems on farms - Hopkins Distinguished Colloquium Speaker
Mar 30 Zainab Abdalhussin Ali Al-jbory (KSU Entomology): Dissertation Research Proposal - Comparative analysis of the salivary gland secretomes from three gall midge species of cereal crops
Apr 6 Spencer Behmer (Texas A&M University): Insect nutritional physiology: how, and when, food nutrient content matters
Apr 13Steven Bradbury: Risks, benefits and sustainability: current challenges in pesticide regulations
Apr 20Bruce Conn (Jefferson Fellow; Berry College and Harvard University): The Roles of Insects and Molluscs in the Epidemiology of Zoonotic Pathogens in Diverse Ecosystems *Please note room change to Alumni Center Ballroom*
Apr 27Angela Douglas (Cornell University):  The Ultimate Extreme Diet: How Insects Exploit Plant Sap
May 4Anuradha Roy (University of Kansas): High Throughput Screening services at the University of Kansas
Streaming Video

Some Seminars are available LIVE via streaming video (using windows media player). Go to video page before the start of seminar . Archived seminars are available the week following seminar.

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