The MozzieFriends' latest paper has been featured on NUS Faculty of Science research news! Congratulations Huiqing, Tze Xuan, our alumni Huicong and collaborator Theodore 👏
Read the feature here:
*Update 20.08.21: Another feature from NUS regarding the morphology and mini-barcodes paper! Congrats all once again! https://news.nus.edu.sg/increasing-the-accuracy-of-mosquito-vector-surveillance/
Our BSF research was recently featured in a docu-series by Channel NewsAsia on climate change and circular economy. Here's the excerpt with Dr. Nalini.
Do visit Climate For Change: Closing The Loop - Video on Demand - CNA (channelnewsasia.com) if you'd like to catch the full series.
Keep your eyes peeled for us on Channel NewsAsia this July! Details to be announced.
The CNA Docu-series featuring our BSF Team is now available on CNA website. See our new post BSF Featured in CNA Docu-series on closing the loop for waste for the excerpt with Dr Nalini.
Do visit Ep 2: The Circular City | Climate For Change: Closing The Loop | CNA Video On Demand - CNA (channelnewsasia.com) if you'd like to catch the full episode.
Happy 2021! Here's to successful experiments and publications for everyone in the new year.
Reprolab just held an "Introduction to Mosquitos Workshop" this week, kindly organised by our mosquito experts Hui Qing (PhD student) and Tze Xuan (UROPS student). The workshop covered the basics of mosquito research like trapping, identifying, and dissecting different species of mosquito.
Hui Qing teaching us about how to identify a mosquito
Students from Prof He's lab and new incoming students to Reprolab all learning how to identify different species of mosquitoes.
A successful 2-day mosquito workshop! Thanks to Hui Qing and Tze Xuan for their hard work in preparing for this!
For The Straits Times's Halloween special, Dr Nalini gave a sneak peek into the work being done at NUS's black soldier fly research facility.
Read the article here:
Happy Halloween everyone! Stay safe when trick-or-treating!
Global food loss and waste has been identified by the Food and Agriculture Organization of
the United Nations (FAO) as an issue of major public concern. Around 1/3 of the world’s food goes to waste every year, and even a small country such as Singapore has had an increase of nearly 35% in food waste over the past decade. However, there is actually immense potential to upcycle this high-value food resource via insect bioconversion: Using fast-growing insects to consume food waste and produce high-value commodities.
Black soldier fly (BSF) larvae are able to voraciously feed on and process food waste quickly. Mature larvae and the leftover frass are also nutrient-rich, and can be processed into animal feed as well as nutrient-rich soil supplements suitable for farming. Thus, BSFs are an attractive solution for efficient organic waste management via bioconversion. BSFs could present a sustainable solution to Singapore’s crisis of food waste and security, yet there is a paucity of essential information on how we can optimize.
The PhD student will quantify and test bioconversion efficiency using various waste streams at NUS BSF facility. In addition, he/she/they will investigate the feasibility of industrializing BSFs in collaboration with a local industrial food waste company.
Apply via http://www.dbs.nus.edu.sg/education/prospective-graduate-students.html
The Reproductive Evolution Lab at NUS is led by Assistant Professor Nalini Puniamoorthy.