Dr Simon Baxter

Research interests

Applied insect genetics

  • Genetic technology to improve insect pest control
  • Evolution and spread of insecticide resistance
  • Whole genome sequencing of insect pests
  • Adaptive evolution

Research projects

  • Genetic modification of the sheep blowfly for pest control applications (with Dr. Trent Perry)
  • Tracking social insects with microsensors to understand behaviour and movement (with Prof. Mark Elgar)
  • Drosophila suzukii: Y-chromosome gene drives
  • A shift from cabbage to pea: The genetic basis of a novel insect host plant adaptation

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