[Edit on 24 July 2014] Butterflies all havin' fun, you know what I mean. It's a new week, it's a new day, it's a new... Episode of Knock Knock Doc! This week, Arthur, pensive and enthusiastic at the same time, heads for a beautiful spot: a butterfly conservatory, the largest in the Paris region. There, he interviews Erwan Poivet, a young researcher specialized in insect olfaction.
Erwan Poivet, researcher at INRA Versailles
Episode VI: Erwan Poivet, researcher at INRA Versailles
Erwan Poivet’s research looks at olfaction in the pink bollworm. The caterpillars of this moth are serious pests in cotton farming. It’s easy to imagine applications for this subject in the protection of crops using techniques of olfactory disruption.
During the ride to Garancières la Queue, Arthur has time to get his head around the subject. This unusual encounter plunges our young reporter once again into the world of young researchers, fresh out of grad school. What to do after a PhD? What subject and which research group to choose? All questions that keep him up at night…
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For more information:
- “Le Nez en l'Air : Introduction à l'olfaction chez les insectes”, an article written by Erwan and published on MyScienceWork.
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