Prof. Amro Zayed
Plenary title: Bee genomics and health
Summary: The honey bee, Apis mellifera, is an ecologically and economically important species that provides pollination services to natural and agricultural systems. The publication of the honey bee’s genome in 2006 led to a major intensification of research on this emerging model species. Over the past five years, our group has sequenced the genomes of over 2,000 honey colonies and individuals. I will summarize our efforts to use this data to understand the bee’s remarkable evolutionary history and to develop biotech tools to improve the health of failing colonies.
Hilton Garden Inn
500 York Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON
Please register for the meeting by April 5, 2019 by completing the registration form and emailing it to Jean-Paul Paluzzi. Fees cover the cost of the registration, opening reception, banquet, breakfasts, lunches and breaks. Conference registration payment must be made upon submission of the registration form either by E-transfer or by cheque made payable to the 'Insect Biotech Conference'.
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