Yesterday, Reprolab went down to the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) to support NP and our collaborators during the joint BSF seminar hosted by SEC. Together with Professor Stephen Cairns, Adrian Fuhrmann (who is also our PhD student), Dr. Moritz Gold and Niraly Mangal, they introduced the audiences to the scope and themes covered in this collaboration. The turnout was great!
They also shared how Black Soldier Flies can be used in food waste management and sustainable food production in urban systems, to support Singapore's 30-by-30 aspiration (i.e., meeting 30% of nutritional requirements domestically by 2030). Here are some snapshots of the event:
You can find out more about this collaboration in this article:
HerWorld interview with Dr. P!
Dr. P was interviewed by HerWorld magazine as a mini-series 'Call of The Wild' which features inspiring women who are championing wildlife conservation efforts in Singapore. Click below for the link to the original article where Dr. P talks about her journey in a STEM career.
DBS graduate video feature
Reprolab recently got featured on DBS's graduate corporate video! Click the link below to see our very own Master's student Hillary and Research Assistant Yong Jen in action within the insectary!
And here are the fun behind the scenes shots of the filming process!
Dr. P was featured on Ethiroli, a Current Affairs based programme under a local Tamil TV channel - Vasantham, where she shared about how black soldier flies could help tackle Singapore's food waste problem.
Watch the full episode on meWATCH here.
P.S: It's so exciting to see our research being shared in a different language! Awesome work, Dr. P!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today, Cheryl Tan from The Straits Times covered some interesting mating rituals of our lovely invertebrate friends, including Reprolab's Sepsid flies and dung beetles 😍
Read the article here
what's coming up for Reprolab?
Hint: It's in Dr. P's mother tongue!!
Update: Catch the interview here: Ethiroli Interview (Tamil w Eng Subs)
Sustainable Singapore Podcast
Dr. P spoke to Rhianne Lovell-Boland from Money FM 89.3 this week and shared more about our Black Soldier Fly (BSF) research collaboration, explaining how Singapore could solve complex food waste problems with the help of insects like the BSFs. Thanks to Sustainable Singapore for featuring us!
Listen to the podcast here.
*cross-posted from TEE lab*
Our co-supervised PhD student was given the amazing opportunity to share about her research on Pulau Ubin. They even saw an Onthophagus dung beetle rolling dung during the shoot!
The Straits Times BSF Interview
Reprolab's new research collaboration was featured in The Straits Times today!
We are embarking on a new project to "develop a blueprint to integrate food waste management and sustainable food production" using the ubiquitous black soldier fly. This will be done together with researchers from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and ETH Zurich.
Read the article here:
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/