Congratulations to our Entomologists!
Congratulations to Gerhard Gries on the official announcement of his Gold Medal from the Entomological Society of Canada for outstanding contributions to the field (see earlier post).
From the press release:
"With his students and collaborators, notably research associate Regine Gries, Dr. Gries has greatly expanded our knowledge of how insects communicate and how they perceive their environment. His findings have practical applications for improved management of bedbugs, mosquitoes, cockroaches and many other insect pests."
See also the SFU News releases:
In addition, several of our students were recognized at the Entomological Society of BC meeting this past weekend. Specifically:
- Warren Wong won the Graduate Student Scholarship,
- Tamara Babcock won the James Grant North Okanagan Naturalist Club Masters Student Award for the best Master's presentation. Her talk was entitled "Yeast enhances the attraction of yellowjackets to dried fruit and fruit powder",
- Heather Coatsworth won the best PhD student presentation. Her talk was entitled "Creating a DNA biomarker to identify dengue refractory and susceptible Aedes aegypti" and
- Lea Sanchez won the best prize for a presentation by an undergraduate student. Her talk was "Manipulating vector competence in the Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti".
Congratulations to all!!