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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:

Option 1 -- Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:  https://ksu.zoom.us/j/491273948
Or Telephone: Dial: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)   Meeting ID: 491 273 948

Option 2 -- Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/5371483579
Or Telephone:    Dial: +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)    Meeting ID: 537 148 3579 

Spring 2018 - Tuesdays at 4 pm, Waters 231
(unless otherwise noted)

DateSpeaker and Presentation Topic/Title
Jan 30Mike Smith (Department of Entomology, Kansas State University): Arthropod resistance in wheat: 30 years of traditional and molecular approaches
Feb 6Lisa Durso (USDA-ARS, Lincoln, NE): Agricultural antibiotic resistance
Feb 13Open Date
Feb 20Berlin Londono (Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State Univ.): Mosquitoes making us nervous? A review of arthropod salivary neuropeptides and human health
Feb 27Gautam Sarath (USDA-ARS, Lincoln, NE): TBA
Mar 6Bindiya Sachdev (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Kansas State University): Immune proteins in Manduca sexta hemolymph
Mar 13Dana Vanlandingham (): Assessment of the risk of a Japanese encephalitis virus introduction into the United States
Mar 20Spring Break - ESA North Central Branch meetings; no seminar
Mar 27Jackie Maille (Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State University): TBA
Mar 29Reddy Palli (University of Kentucky): RNAi in Insect Control: Opportunities and Challenges
 -- Please note: Hopkins Colloquium Speaker: **To be held at 1 pm on Thursday, March 29th, in the Wildcat Chamber of the KSU Union.**
Apr 3Blair Siegfried (Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida): A 30-year partnership with Western corn rootworms: learning from prior mistakes to protect future innovations - Popenoe Student Invited Speaker
Apr 10Kevin Macaluso (Louisiana State University): TBA
Apr 17Joe Louis (Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska): Modulation of plant immunity by insect herbivory
Apr 24Troy Anderson (Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska): Protecting honey bees with comparative toxicology and functional genomics
May 1Jianzhen Zhang (Department of Entomology, Kansas State Univ.): Effect of dsRNAase on the efficiency of RNAi interference
May 8Doug Golick (Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska): Science Literacy and Entomology: Connecting research, teaching, and extension
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.

Other Seminars

Check out a list of seminars in other departments