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Department of Entomology

Department of Entomology
123 W. Waters Hall
1603 Old Claflin Place
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 231 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: 537 148 3579
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/5371483579
Or iPhone one-tap:  14157629988,5371483579# or 16465687788,5371483579#
Or Telephone:    Dial: +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)    Meeting ID: 537 148 3579 


Fall 2017 - Tuesdays at 4 pm, Waters 231
(unless otherwise noted)


DateSpeaker and Presentation Topic/Title
Aug 29Paul Selden (University of Kansas): Ancient Arachnids: what fossils tell us about the evolution of spiders and their kin
Sep 5Lina Aguirre (Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State Univ.): PhD Research Proposal Seminar: Soybean resistance to Dectes texanus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae): Conventional and molecular approaches
Sep 12Jerry Zhu (USDA-ARS, Lincoln, NE): Chemical ecology beyond imagination: semiochemical research and application in agriculture, public health, medicine and military
Sep 19Open Date
Sep 25Shirley Luckhart (Idaho State University), ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture. Please note the change in date, time and location: Monday, 12 pm in Union Big 12 Room
Sep 26Marce Lorenzen (North Carolina State University): Lessons from beetles: What we've learned from deploying genetic technologies like CRISPR/Cas9 in non-model organisms
Oct 3Gregory Finnigan (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Kansas State University): Shifting into second gear: Programming CRISPR-based gene drives in budding yeast
Oct 10Kiffnie Holt (Insect Zoo, Kansas State University): Update on the Insect Zoo
Oct 17Tatineni Satyanarayana (USDA-ARS, Lincoln, NE): Viral determinants involved in wheat curl mite transmission of wheat streak mosaic virus: Is it persistent or semipersistent transmission?
Oct 24Marlin Rice (Syngenta Crop protection): 2017 Distinguished Alumnus - Forty years of entomology: Perspectives from across the spectrum of graduate school, academia, industry and professional society
Oct 31Paula Rozo (Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State Univ.): Effect of human C5a protein on mosquito cells and its implications in Zika virus transmission
Nov 7No Seminar - National meeting of the Entomological Society of America (Denver, CO)
Nov 14Jianxu Yao (Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State Univ.): How pesticides and mixtures impact honey bees: intoxication and detoxification
Nov 21No Seminar - Thanksgiving Week
Nov 28Bindiya Sachdev (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Kansas State University): Immune proteins in Manduca sexta hemolymph
Dec 5Ana Maria Velez (University of Nebraska, Lincoln): Current and emerging technologies for insect pest management: A stress biology approach
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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