Jing Zhao (PhD)
Office: TIG / 2.41
Tel.: +49 641 99-39502
Institute for Insect Biotechnology
Department of Insect Biotechnology in Plant Protection
Winchester Str. 2
|10/2018 - present||
Ph.D. at the Fraunhofer IME group of Prof. Schetelig, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) - Fraunhofer Program, Giessen, Germany
|09/2015 - present||
Ph.D. at the Institute of Microbiology, CAS, Beijing, China
|09/2010 - 06/2015||
Bachelor student at the Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan, China
The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) has been used to battle different insect pests worldwide. There are some strategies to achieve male-only release for SIT programs, for example, 'female killing', 'sex ratio distortion' or 'sex reversion'. Those strategies would rely on a solid understanding of the sex determination pathway in the target species.
I am highly interested in the genetic mechanisms of sex determination in Drosophila suzukii and the development of novel strategies for SIT programs.