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Dr Charles Robin

Research interests

Insect population genetics and molecular evolution

What is the role of adaptation in the shaping variation within and between species? We focus on insecticide resistance as our microevolutionary model, and the comparative genomics of enzymes from various insects in inter-species comparisons. Our applied aim is to control pests with methods that do not have adverse impacts on biodiversity eg. gene drives, RNAi or specific enzyme inhibitors

Research projects

  • Gene drives for insect control
  • Characterizing potential targets for novel insecticides
  • Pest insect genomics, population genetics and genetic manipulation
  • Genome wide associations with novel insecticides
  • Biotechnology applications of insect enzymes

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