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 (CRISPR project)
  • Dispersal and migration of insects through tracking insecticide resistance alleles (Genome sequencing and computational models)
  • Dominant resistance mechanisms to insecticidal toxins (Drosophila transgenics)
  • Assembly and manipulation of sex chromosomes for insect pest control (Bioinformatics)

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