Merida, Mexico: Manoj, Sinu, Asha

Manoj attended the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) at Merida, Mexico (9-14 July 2017); he gave a talk presentation on 12 July 2016 on his research on leaf litter insect community

Sinu gave a lecture on leaf cutter bee – plant interactions in the 54th ATBC meeting at Merida, Mexico on 13 July 2017

Asha presented a poster on diurnal ecology of dung beetles in the 54th ATBC meeting at Merida, Mexico on 10 July 2017

Asha attended the GIAN workshop on molecular taxonomy at Mizoram University. She finds it was the best workshop she ever attended that dealt the subject deeply from the basics to the advanced molecular analysis.

Asha wants to share her experience on GIAN workshop

I had a great experience attending the GIAN International workshop on Molecular Entomology and Molecular Phylogeny and Next-Generation Sequencing, jointly organized by the department of Zoology and Biotechnology, Mizoram University from 19-28 June 2017. It was a great chance to listen Prof. Wenqing Zhang from Sun Yatsen University on applications of molecular tools for insect pest management, gene silencing, insecticide resistance and transgenic crops. For me, it was worth meeting Prof. Alfried Vogler who is a beetle specialist. I was inspired from his talks on DNA taxonomy, barcoding and phylogenetics. Also I got a chance to discuss with him on my research work. In short the workshop was worth attending and I had an enriching experience.