From Sep.15th to 22nd, the researcher Kong Xiangbo and vice researcher Zhang Sufang from Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Conservation attended the 16th European Symposium for Insect Taste and Olfaction (ESITO) in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy and delivered an oral report.
Zhang Sufang did an oral report entitled “Identification and function researches of Dendrolimus specific pheromone receptor genes” regarding the project of regulation and plasticity on September 17th morning. Kong Xiangbo did an oral report entitled “Reproductive behaviors regulated by methylbranched alkanes in Juniper bark borer, Semanotus bifasciatus Motschulsky” regarding the project of smell mediated behavior on September 18th morning. The two reports have received attention and praise from the participants.
European Symposium for Insect Taste and Olfaction is an international meeting in the field of insect taste and olfaction which is held every two year. There are more than one hundred and twenty representatives from no more than twenty countries and regions to attend this meeting in 2019, including seven attendees from Chinese Mainland. Leading figures in the field of insect taste and olfaction did six conference presentations, and invited experts with significant progress on each topic to give keynote presentations. At the meeting, the report on olfactory and guttural studies of receptor function, neural coding and plasticity in insects was both deep and broad, covering the frontiers and history of research. (Zhang Sufang/ Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Conservation)