Reprolab was invited to participate in yesterday's SFA-NUS Science Day 2023 to showcase our current research. Glad to have introduced our black soldier flies (BSFs) to those who came by!
Our lab popped by Nutrition Technologies's BSF facility @SILC, Johor for a visit yesterday. Many thanks to all staff for the warm hospitality and for the great discussions! Credits to Martin, Steven and Adibah for making this trip possible. Keep in touch!
Congratulations to our resident mosquito girl for successfully defending her PhD on 26 May 2023!! Reprolab's second PhD student has graduated!! All the best in your new lab Dr. Yeo, stay warm in Canada with your jellycat mosquito ❤️
Some high schoolers from ACS (Barker) came by yesterday for a glimpse into our daily lives as researchers in Reprolab! Some words from the lab:
After learning about black soldier flies (BSFs) and their possible role in Singapore's food security from Dr. P, graduate students from the module BL5313 (Food Security and Sustainability) recently came over to the NUS BSF facility to look at how we rear these flies. Shoutout to Yong Jen (RA) for the tour, and thank you Dr Maxine for reaching out to us! We hope to see you next AY :)
Reprolab took a break during the university's recess week to let loose and have a lab outing together. Thanks to everyone who came and hope you guys had fun :D
Grabbing our bikes from the GoCycling kiosk (no this isn't a sponsored post)
But first, dinner at Dr. P's!
Cycling through Singapore's late-night spots
The RAs tanking the last stretch to the bike kiosk at Changi Beach! Muscles aching but happy that we survived the trip
Our BSF Team (in collaboration researchers from NTU & SEC) participated in NTU CCA 's IdeasFest 2023, held across February 16 to 19, 2023.
Shoutout to our SEC collaborator Niraly Mangal (SEC) for inviting us to be a part of this public event and taking the lead in preparations! She also shared about the importance of her current work on designing future food systems using BSFs during her scheduled talk at SEC.
We also prepared an exhibition at Gillman Barracks where we showed what these flies are capable of!
Our graduate students attended the 27th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress (BSGC) hosted by Chulalongkorn University. They had a great time networking while there from 15 Dec 2022- 17 Dec 2022 (and even managed to sightsee across Bangkok!).