FEMS Microbiology Ecology Webinar on Insect-Microbiome Interactions


Explore the buzz surrounding the world of insect-microbiome interactions in our upcoming FEMS Microbiology Ecology Webinar. Discover the latest research showcasing how microbial communities influence the lives of various insects, from bees to bark beetles.

Our first study reviews beneficial fungi associated with bees, revealing their impact on bee behaviour, health, and ecosystem roles. The second paper examines the effects of glyphosate on bumblebee gut microbiota, highlighting potential risks to bee health and biodiversity. Lastly, we’ll investigate the dynamic changes in the gut microbiome of the European spruce bark beetle across different life stages and seasons.

Join us in this hive of activity aimed at microbiologists, students, and enthusiasts eager to understand more about the complex interactions between insects and their microbial partners.


Date: Thursday 16 May 2024
Time: 8:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 00:00 JST

Join us for a webinar on Insect-Microbiome Interactions.


Chair: Max Häggblom, Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Ecology



Speaker 1: Danielle Rutkowski, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California Davis, USA | Author of: Bees just wanna have fungi: a review of bee associations with nonpathogenic fungi


Speaker 2: Suni Mathew, Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland | Author of: Glyphosate and a glyphosate-based herbicide affect bumblebee gut microbiota


Speaker 3: Tereza Veselská, Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic | Author of: Proportions of taxa belonging to the gut core microbiome change throughout the life cycle and season of the bark beetle Ips typographus



This event is part of a series of webinars by FEMS with OUP funded by the FEMS Journals

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