We are excited to announce that the National Fruit Fly Council is one of the sponsors of the 11th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance that will be held at Macquarie University in Sydney from 13 – 18 November 2022.
The Symposium will see scientists, researchers, and those involved in plant protection agencies and phytosanitary operational programs, sharing knowledge, technologies and experiences regarding fruit flies. The symposium will be conducted in a hybrid format with face-to-face and virtual attendance.
Some of the key speakers will cover a broad spectrum of fruit fly topics such as:
- Nikos Papadopoulos, a Professor of Applied Entomology at the University of Thessaly in Greece, will present on ‘A holistic approach to address invasive fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Europe: the FF-IPM project’.
- Nicholas Manoukis, a Research Biologist at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Hawaii, will present on ‘An efficient method to test screens for use in augmentoria applied to Bactrocera oleae, Ceratitis capitata, and two parasitoid wasp species’.
- Carlos Caceres, a Research Entomologist at the joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, will present on ‘New generation of genetic sexing strains facilitate colony refreshment for SIT applications: proof-of-principle in medfly’.
- Marc DeMeyer, an Entomologist at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, based in Belgium, will present on ‘Taxonomy and Morphology’.
- Rui Cardoso Pereira, Entomologist at the joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, will present on ‘Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Can Facilitate Safe Trade’.
Keep an eye on our Twitter account to learn more about each of the speakers.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.11isffei.com/