Department of Entomology
123 W. Waters Hall
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.


 

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 
Feb 93-minute talks by various Entomology Faculty
Feb 16Edwin Afful (KSU Entomology):
Feb 23 
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 9Erkc Johnson (Wake Forest University): Fat and thin flies: central nutrient sensors mediating metabolic decisions
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 Spence Bemmer (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)
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
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