Authoritative subspecies diagnosis tool for European honey bees...

With numerous endemic subspecies representing four of its five evolutionary lineages, Europe holds a large fraction of Apis mellifera genetic diversity. This diversity and the natural distribution range have been altered by anthropogenic factors. The conservation of this natural heritage relies on the availability of accurate tools for subspecies diagnosis. Based on pool-sequence data from…

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Open call for COLOSS Award for excellence 2021

The aim of this award is to support COLOSS members from developing countries or early-career scientists whose proposal fits well within our mission: to improve the well-being of bees. The award given will be up to 5000.- CHF and can be used to cover full or partial costs of academic activities. Open access publications Travel…

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LC–MS/MS Quantification Reveals Ample Gut Uptake and Metabolization...

Nanna Hjort Vidkjær, Inge S. Fomsgaard, and Per Kryger Abstract: The honey bee pollen/nectar diet is rich in bioactive phytochemicals and recent studies have demonstrated the potential of phytochemicals to influence honey bee disease resistance. To unravel the role of dietary phytochemicals in honey bee health it is essential to understand phytochemical uptake, bioavailability, and metabolism but presently…

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Post-doctoral researcher with microbiology and molecular biology skills,...

Dr. Marla Spivak (Bee Lab, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota) and Dr. Declan Schroeder (Virologist, Dept of Population Veterinary Medicine, UMN) are seeking a post-doctoral researcher with microbiology and molecular biology skills to assist with honey bee related research related to mechanisms of social immunity and virus transmission. This is a two-year position. We…

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Postdoctoral position in honeybee neuroscience

Characterization of a new transgenic animal model for in vivo whole-brain imaging at single-neuron resolution. Research goals and tasks: The project is a collaboration between the University of Trento, the University of Düsseldorf, and the CNRS, Paris, to optimize and characterize the first transgenic honeybee model expressing a pan-neuronal calcium sensor (GCaMP6). This will allow minimally…

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