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PhD position: Genomic basis of honeybee foraging and decision-making

PhD position: Genomic basis of honeybee foraging and decision-making Application deadline: 1st April 2018 We invite applications for a 3-year DFG (German Research Foundation) funded PhD position (65% TVL E13) at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. We are looking for a highly motivated student to study the genomic basis of honeybee foraging behaviour. Honeybees exhibit sophisticated communication […]

Offre de stage : GeorgiaSouthernU.InsectEvolution

The Gibson lab in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University (GSU) is looking for a MS student in insect evolutionary genetics to begin Fall 2018. The research focus of the lab is on the genetic/genomic basis of traits in Hymenopteran insects, particularly metabolic and mitochondrial physiology. Current projects/systems in the lab include (1) […]

Les fourmis, une source future de médicaments ?

Les fourmis, qui produisent naturellement des substances capables de détruire des germes, telles des bactéries ou des champignons, représentent une source potentielle de nouveaux médicaments pour traiter les infections humaines, soulignent des chercheurs. Face “à l’augmentation des agents pathogènes résistants aux antibiotiques qui infectent environ deux millions de personnes chaque année aux États-Unis”, la recherche […]

Offre de Poste : Science Manager – National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Progra

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Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Temporary Full Time contract for 3 years*  Annual salary between $114,289 to $120,879 plus 12.75% employer superannuation Access to flexible work arrangements This is your opportunity to lead the science function for a nationally funded treatment and surveillance program to eradicate the Red Imported Fire Ant from Australia.   Red […]

Offre de stage / Thèse : INSECT EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY, NORTH CAROLINA

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The newly established Blaimer lab in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at NC State University is seeking to fill a graduate student position (PhD or MSc, depending on prior experience) beginning in the Fall semester. Our research group focuses on applying cutting-edge molecular technologies to address relevant questions in insect evolutionary biology, systematics […]

ANT COURSE 2018

The 17th ANT COURSE will take place in French Guiana, at the Nouragues Field station, Inselberg Camp, from the 22 August to the 1 September 2018. ANT COURSE is open to all interested individuals (professionals, motivated amateurs such as citizen scientists, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and professors). Priority is given to applicants currently researching […]

Poste d’entomologiste à CABI en Suisse

Pour nos projets sur les insectes invasifs et la lutte biologique, nous recrutons un entomologiste à CABI en Suisse : https://www.cabi.org/Uploads/CABI/work-for-us/Scientist-Invasive-Species-Delemont.pdf Marc Kenis Head, Risk Analysis and Invasion Ecology CABI Rue des Grillons 1 CH-2800 Delémont Switzerland Telephone:  +41 (0)32 4214884 Fax:  +41 (0)32 4214871 Email: m.kenis@cabi.org Visit us at www.cabi.org or directly at www.cabi.org/about-cabi/cabi-centres/switzerland […]

Offre de stage : Etude des effets de la contamination chimique des cires sur les ouvrières d’abeilles domestiques et identification d’indicateurs de risque

Contexte du stage : De nombreuses études conduites en France et à l’étranger montrent que les cires sur lesquelles vivent les colonies d’abeilles domestiques contiennent des résidus de pesticides. Dans le cadre des travaux de l’UMT PrADE réalisés pour l’observatoire national des résidus de pesticides dans les matrices apicoles, les analyses de cires réalisées sur […]

Offre de postdoc : analyse multicritère des facteurs responsables du déclin des abeilles sauvages

Le professeur Marc Dufrêne de l’axe Biodiversité et Paysage à Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (Belgique) propose un post-doc de 6 mois à pourvoir à partir du 1er février 2017 dans le cadre du projet BELBEES (http://www.belbees.be/). Ce poste a pour objectifs la compilation des travaux menés par les différentes équipes partenaires du projet et la réalisation […]

Workshop « Hormones et Comportements chez les Arthropodes »

A vos agendas ! Les 5 et 6 juin 2018 se tiendra à Tours (France) le Workshop « Hormones et Comportements chez les Arthropodes ». L’objectif est de rassembler la communauté de scientifiques s’intéressant à l’endocrinologie et aux comportements des arthropodes, de sorte à stimuler les discussions sur les différents sujets clés dans ce domaine. […]

Offre de thèse : GENETIC COMPONENTS TO DIVISION OF LABOR IN ANT SOCIETIES

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PhD: GENETIC COMPONENTS TO DIVISION OF LABOR IN ANT SOCIETIES, JGU MAINZ PhD position in Evolutionary Biology (3 years) – Genetic components to division of labor in ant societies – JGU Mainz Application deadline: January 20th, 2018 Behavioral division of labor in ant societies stems from workers differing in their likelihood and efficiency to perform […]

Offre de postdoc : VIRAL EVOLUTION IN BEES, HALLE, GERMANY

POSTDOC: VIRAL EVOLUTION IN BEES, HALLE, GERMANY 1 year 5 month postdoc on viral evolution in bees A postdoctoral researcher is sought for a project on the evolutionary ecology of viruses in bees within Robert Paxton’s lab at the University of Halle, Germany. The overarching goal of the research is to understand the role of […]

Offre de postdoc : ECO-PHYSIOLOGY OF FUNGUS-FARMING ANTS, COPENHAGEN

POSTDOC: ECO-PHYSIOLOGY OF FUNGUS-FARMING ANTS, COPENHAGEN Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eco-Physiology and Molecular Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen A two-year postdoctoral fellowship on the eco-physiology of fungus-farming ants is available from June 1, 2018 in the Section for Ecology and Evolution within the Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. The […]

Offre de stage : Frelon asiatique

AB7 est une PMI avec une R&D dynamique basée près de Toulouse. Nous nous sommes engagés depuis plusieurs années dans la mise au point d’alternatives au tout pesticide pour contrôler les nuisibles. Après nos succès dans le domaine vétérinaire, nous développons notre activité dans le milieu de la santé et du bien-être humain. Au sein […]

Offre de stage : Importance des messicoles sur l’abeille domestique en plaine agricole

Ce stage s’inscrit dans une action conduite en collaboration entre l’INRA du Magneraud et le CNRS de Chizé. Aujourd’hui le dispositif de monitoring ECOBEE lancé depuis 2008 déploie une cinquantaine de colonies d’abeilles par an sur l’ensemble de la Zone Atelier Plaine & Val de Sèvre. Différents programmes impliquant plusieurs équipes, analysent les effets des […]

PhD position in Evolutionary Biology (3 years) – Mainz 2017

Genetic components to division of labor in ant societies Application deadline: January 20th, 2018 Behavioral division of labor in ant societies stems from workers differing in their likelihood and efficiency to perform specific tasks (e.g., foraging for food or nursing the brood). However, many factors and mechanisms regulating such differences remain to be identified and […]

Offre de stage : BUMBLEBEE POPULATION GENOMICS, ALABAMA

GRADUATE STUDENT POSITIONS: The Lozier Lab (lozierlab.ua.edu) at The University of Alabama, Dept. of Biological Sciences, is recruiting a highly motivated graduate students to start in the Fall 2018 semester. Students would work on projects related to ongoing NSF-funded studies of bumble bee population genomics to uncover signatures of adaptative and demographic processes within and […]

Offre de thèse : FIRE ANT SOCIAL BIOLOGY, TAIPEI

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One or two PhD positions are available to study fire ant social biology  in the laboratory of John Wang at the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) beginning in the Fall of 2018. Our lab uses the invasive pest species, the red imported fire ant, to study social biology and sex determination and their […]

Offre de thèse et de postdoc : SOCIAL IMMUNITY IN ANTS, IST AUSTRIA

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I am hiring PhD students and postdocs for a recently funded ERC Consolidator Grant project EPIDEMICSonCHIP. Aim of this project is to understand how social insects, particularly ants, collectively defend their colonies from disease and prevent epidemics in their societies; we will seek new approaches to determine how individual behaviours interact and lead to the […]

Newsletter de l’Union International par Madeleine Beekman

Voici la newsletter de l’Union International par Madeleine Beekman : Newsletter IUSSI – 12-2017 – Des informations sur la recherche d’un nouvel éditeur en chef pour la revue Insectes Sociaux (avis aux amateurs!) – Des news sur le congres international IUSSI2018 (Brésil) à l’été prochain – Les comptes de la section Internationale  

Vote for the genome sequencing of the yellow-legged asian hornet (Vespa velutina)

Please vote for the genome sequencing of the yellow-legged Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina, We have proposed this as a species in the Wellcome Trust/Sanger Centre’s I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here 25 genomes project. The 25 genomes competition is being run to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Twenty species have already been selected. Members of the public, […]

Offre de thèse : UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

PhD STUDENTSHIP: DOMINANCE AND POLICING IN BUMBLE BEES, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA A fully-funded PhD studentship to start in October 2018 in Andrew Bourke’s group in the School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, is now open for applications. The project is entitled ‘Dominance and policing in bumble bees’ and will use […]

Offre de thèse : GEOENGINEERING IMPACT OF WOOD ANTS, YORK

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PhD: GEOENGINEERING IMPACT OF WOOD ANTS, YORK Wood ants on the move: geoengineering impacts of wood ants as they move into new territory Supervisors:  Dr Elva Robinson  (University of York), Dr Kelly Redeker (University of York) & Dr Kate Parr (University of Liverpool) We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious student to develop an […]

Offre de Master et de thèse : Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

PhD & MSc: HONEY BEE FORAGING ECOLOGY AND POLLINATOR HEALTH, VIRGINIA TECH The Couvillon Lab at Virginia Tech seeks highly motivated, independent students with a keen interest in both basic and applied questions related to honey bee foraging and recruitment behavior and/or pollinator health to join our newly established research group (http://www.freelyflyingbees.com/) in the late […]

Offre de thèse ou Master : The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

GRADUATE POSITION: SYMBIOTIC INTERACTIONS IN ANT SYSTEMS, OHIO STATE Master’s or PhD Position, The Adams Lab, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio I am currently looking for an exceptional graduate student with interests in symbiotic interactions in ant systems. Preferred applicants will have experience in evolutionary biology, chemical […]

Offre de thèse : UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

TWO PhD SCHOLARSHIPS IN POLLINATION ECOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Jointly offered by The Insect Behaviour and Ecology Lab (http://www.tanyalatty.com/) and The Behaviour and Genetics of Social Insects Lab (http://sydney.edu.au/science/biology/socialinsects/) Two scholarships on offer, for 2018 start dates: 1. Pollination ecology of invasive bees in tropical Queensland 2. Pollination ecology and behaviour of honey bees We […]

Offre de thèse : Utah State University – Abeille

The Kapheim Lab at Utah State University is recruiting a Ph.D. student for Fall 2018 to study maternal effects in solitary bees, in collaboration with Dr. Theresa Pitts-Singer at the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit. The primary objective of the project is to investigate the molecular mechanisms and phenotypic consequences of trans-generational effects. Graduate students […]

Les apiculteurs dénoncent l’autorisation d’un nouveau néonicotinoïde en France

Les apiculteurs français sont furieux. Alors que la récolte de miel de 2017 se révèle aussi catastrophique que celle de 2016 – elle n’atteint pas 10 000 tonnes, soit trois fois moins que dans les années 1990 –, l’Union nationale de l’apiculture française (UNAF) a dénoncé, jeudi 19 octobre, l’autorisation de mise sur le marché par la […]

Dans le journal “Nature” : Disorder in convergent floral nanostructures enhances signalling to bees

Certaines fleurs produisent un halo bleu sur leurs pétales pour attirer les pollinisateurs   Pour séduire les insectes pollinisateurs, de nombreuses fleurs d’espèces différentes ont toutes développé un moyen aussi incroyable qu’efficace : une sorte de “halo bleu”, invisible aux yeux des hommes – sauf lorsque la fleur en question a une pigmentation foncée – mais qui […]