Friday 1st December 2017, Newcastle University

Please book asap to ensure a place as numbers are limited to 24.

Lecture: Foulbrood: Past, Present and Future : Dr Giles Budge

Followed by lectures from the lab run by Prof Geraldine Wright.

The lab studies the behaviour, neurophysiology, and nutritional ecology of honeybees and bumblebees. Also studies how worker bees learn to identify floral traits like scent with nutrients they find in nectar & how bees regulate their intake of macronutrients like carbohydrates and proteins.

Dr Giles Budge is an applied scientist with expertise in pathology, apiculture, molecular biology and crop protection. He is currently Head of Crop Science at Fera and has 20 years’ experience of applied research from across three national organisations. His research interests include applying molecular methods to further understand the biology and control of pathogens. Characterising endemic and emerging parasites and predicting likely impact.


11.30-12.00 Meet for Coffee and Tea in Courtyard café, ground floor of Research Beehive, Old Library building.
12.00-13.00 Tour of bee lab in Ridley 2 building
13.00–14.00 Lunch in Courtyard café

14.00-15.00 Foulbrood lecture Dr Giles Budge
15.00-16.00 Bee Nutrition & their taste physiology by post docs speakers Daniel Stabler and Ashwin Miriyala.

Note Lectures in Ridley 2 building,Room 1.55

Cost: £40 for members, £50 for non-members. £20 of this sub will go towards the work of the lab.
The number of places are restricted to 24 so please book to ensure a place.