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New Fruit Fly ITTC online seminar series successfully launched

The ARC Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation has launched an exciting new seminar series through which, every month, world-leading experts will be invited to present the latest findings in fruit fly research. The event aims at creating opportunities to keep the global fruit fly community engaged with the Centre and to offer a platform for learning, networking and for prospective collaboration.

The first seminar was held online on the 21st of October 2020. Special guest and speaker Prof. Diego F. Segura delivered a presentation titled "Plant volatile organic compounds that affect the sexual behaviour of Anastrepha fraterculus males", discussing the effects of phytochemicals produced by guava fruit on the mating behaviour and reproductive biology of the South American fruit fly.

The seminar was a great success, with a diversified audience that included fruit fly researchers, industry experts, students and amateurs. The event gained international participation, with people joining from the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, United States of America and Uruguay.

For more information on our seminar series, visit our events page.

We look forward to seeing you all online with us during the next seminar!

Photo: 3, 2, 1, smile! A screenshot taken during the online seminar delivered by Prof. Diego F. Segura with some of the participants.