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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

785-532-6232 fax

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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 


Spring 2016 - Mondays at 4 pm, Waters 231
(unless otherwise noted)


DateSpeaker and Presentation Topic/Title
Jan 25Scott Huang (Biosecurity Research Institute and Dept. of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State Univ.): Using viral genetics to understand mosquito-virus interactions
Feb 1Jim Campbell (USDA, ARS, CGAHR, SPIRU): Evaluating the effectiveness of Integrated Pest Management tactics in food facilities: Working with stakeholders to generate large datasets
Feb 8Renata Bolognesi (Monsanto), Student Invited Speaker: An overview on Monsanto technologies to control insect crop pests
Feb 15

Faculty Research Blitz, 5-Minutes Presentations: Ming Chen (USDA), Lee Cohnstaedt (USDA), Tony Joern (Biology), Ted Morgan (Biology), Yoonseong Park, Greg Ragland, Mike Smith

Feb 22Erika Geisbrecht (Dept of Biochemistry, Kansas State Univ.): A shared connection between Drosophila coagulation and muscle attachment
Feb 29Raymond Cloyd (Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State Univ.): Pest management Down-Under
Mar 7

Joe Krauska (Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State Univ.): Research Proposal Seminar (Advisors: Jim Nechols & Sarah Zukoff)

Mar 14No Seminar: Spring Break
Mar 21Fiona Goggin (Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Arkansas): Genomic and Phenomic Approaches to Study Herbivore Resistance in Plants
Mar 28

David Wright (Dept. of Plant Science, South Dakota State Univ.): Getting to Yes! in the job interview

Apr 4 Bryony Bonning (Dept. of Entomology, Iowa State Univ.) Hopkins Colloquium Speaker: Pea aphids and plant viruses: Molecular interactions and innovation
Apr 11 Lindsey Perkins (USDA, ARS, CGAHR, SPIRU): Molecular Approaches to Solving Pest Problems
Apr 18Basak Coskun (Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State Univ.): Research Proposal Seminar (Advisor: Kun Yan Zhu)
Apr 25Sherry Adrianos (USDA-ARS-CGAHR-SPIRU)
May 2Erin Scully (USDA, ARS, CGAHR, SPIRU): Using Functional Genomics to Define Insect and Microbial Contributions to Nutritional Ecology in the Invasive, Tree-Killing Asian Longhorned Beetle
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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