Evolution and Ecology of Insect Defences
Freie Universitaet Berlin

Sophie Armitage

Principal Investigator

Bengisu Subasi

PhD student

Arpita Nath

PhD student

Research interests:

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.

Research organisms:

 Drosophila melanogaster, different bacterial pathogen species


Septic and oral bacterial infection methods, bacterial load assays, qRT-PCR