Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE160101313 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers Dr Bjorn Bohman

Brief description The aim of this research is to develop new tools for discovering natural products that mediate insect-insect and plant-insect communication. Knowledge of such semiochemicals is critical for many applications in conservation biology, agriculture, and horticulture. Many of these compounds are difficult to identify with current chemical and electrophysiological methods. The goal is to develop new technology combining state-of-the-art chemical separation techniques and electroantennography to enable detection and identification of a broad range of chemicals of biological importance. The intended outcome is to apply this technology to pollination systems of plants of conservation and evolutionary significance, and of commercial importance in terms of insect control and pollination.

Funding Amount $383,536

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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