Dr. P was live on CNA recently to share about the importance of insects in our lives. These tiny bugs are crucial to many ecological networks and also provide us various beloved products such as honey, or services such as pollination! Find out more during the premier of Wild City: Secret World on 10 August, 9pm on CNA, or watch online afterwards at cna.asia/wild-city.
The Reprolab was at the airport recently to send our RA off on her next phase in life.
Hope you like your "Exceptional Existence Award" medal!
Bye Qian Hui, all the best to you!!
Our RA will be leaving for further studies in Australia after doing a wonderful job at taking care of the Reprolab and its students.
Thank you for everything Qian Hui, we will miss you!! Don't forget about us!!
Our graduate student Sean was featured on Mothership.sg's video series Human Nature: Saikang warrrior Dung Beetles, where he shared about his research.
Lab Attendant (Part-time) for Reproductive Evolution Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS
Our insect lab is currently seeking an experienced Lab Assistant. The successful candidate will perform various tasks to support the Research Assistant, mainly in the maintenance of our lab and insectary. The individual will work collaboratively with students of the lab.
· Maintenance of live insect stock cultures
· Cleaning of used stock cultures and work area
· Preparation of microscopy slides for research purposes
· Restocking of lab supplies and reagents
· Prior experience in working with insects and in the molecular lab
· Ability to work independently
· Good communication and organization skills
· Conscientious and responsible
· 4 – 8 working hours per week (flexible)
· Able to commit at least 6 months
The Reproductive Evolution Lab at NUS is led by Assistant Professor Nalini Puniamoorthy.
Research Assistant for Reproductive Evolution Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS
In our lab, we study reproductive trait divergence and its consequences for biodiversity. Why do the sexes look and behave so different? How does sexual selection on males and females facilitate speciation? We are interested in how reproductive traits respond to selection by studying the underlying genetic variation and fitness consequences associated with variation in trait expression.
We use insects as our model systems and study particularly widespread species across large geographical clines. We are looking for a full-time Research Assistant to join our lab.
Requirements and responsibilities
Keeping up with Lou Hei tradition for the lab's 2nd year!
(All plastic containers used were washed for permanent reuse in our insectary ;-))
Our UROPS student has departed for her next adventure in Hong Kong after a year of hard work in our lab on Black Soldier Flies! Well done on setting up an excellent foundation for the work of BSFs. See you next semester!