Plant X - talk with Dr. Polychronis Rempoulakis

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Plant X - Presents Dr. Polychronis Rempoulakis discusses insect control strategies

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Plant X online program will be presented by the Orange Cowra Cabonne Science Hub, DPI - Plant Pathology - Orange, with leading scientists and artists with Dr. Chronis Rempoulakis.

Chronis will be featured as part of the Orange Cowra Cabonne Science Hub, online video, and talks for National Science Week 2020.

Chronis is a Biologist- Behavioral ecologist with international experience on insect bio-rational control strategies. He is the Leading Entomologist for the Branch of Biosecurity and Food Safety of NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), Australia, conducting research in applied entomology and supervising a diverse team of principal researchers.

For the last 20 years, he has worked in numerous projects and countries for the application of novel control methods for insect pests. He is a world-leading expert in many aspects of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) development (dose-response studies, artificial rearing protocols, mating behavior, field dispersal).

His excellent knowledge of developing mass-rearing systems for insects, insect strain selection and evaluation, and all technical aspects of insect biotechnology led him to high responsibility positions in international organizations (FAO/IAEA) and successful biotech companies.

Academically, Chronis holds an Honorary Senior Research Fellowship at Macquarie University. In this capacity, he is supervising or co-supervising many Ph.D. students. He is also founder or member in several organizations (International Fruit Fly Steering Committee, TEAM, TAAO, Australian Industry Transformation Training Center, SIT plus Technical Advisory Committee) and reviewer for grants and scientific papers in many prominent journals.

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Inspiring Australia

Orange Cowra Cabonne Science Hub

DPI - Plant Pathology - Orange NSW

the CORRIDOR project - Cowra NSW

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