Evolution and Ecology of Insect Defences
Freie Universitaet Berlin
We study the evolutionary ecology of insect immunity, where we aim to understand insect defences in the light of host resistance and tolerance to pathogens. We are also interested in persistent infections, infection dynamics, bacterial priming and getting closer to nature.
Drosophila melanogaster, different bacterial pathogen species
Septic and oral bacterial infection methods, bacterial load assays, qRT-PCR
Lab website link: https://armitagelab.com/