How does the insect destroying fungus, Entomophthora muscae, manipulate the behaviour of houseflies?

Published on
June 30, 2022

My name is Sam Edwards and I am ESR2 in the INSECT DOCTORS programme and am based at both the University of Copenhagen and the University of Exeter. My project consists of discovering how the fungal pathogen Entomophthora muscae controls the behaviour of its fly host. The project requires the usage of behavioural analysis, RNA sequencing and bioinformatics tools to gain insight into this crazy host-pathogen interaction.

Sam Edwards MRes.