Syeda Azka Jaffri (PhD)
Office: TIG / 2.41
Tel.: +49 641/99-39502
Institute for Insect Biotechnology
Department of Insect Biotechnology in Plant Protection
Winchester Str. 2
|05/2017 - present||Ph.D. student at the Institute for Insect Biotechnology (Department of Insect Biotechnology in Plant Protection), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany|
|2012 - 2016||
MSc Water Sciences University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
'Generation of C. elegans transgenic strains to investigate neuronal role in mitochondrial control of longevity'
|2007 - 2011||BSc Biotechnology, Forman Christian College University, Lahore, Pakistan|
Invasive insect pests (i.e., Drosophila suzukii) cause a significant loss in fruit production. The Sterile Insect Technique has been used as an environmentally friendly method to reduce insect pest populations. To improve the development of strains for the application of the SIT in D. suzukii, new genetic methods and combinations thereof will help and be used in my project on this serious crop pest.
I am highly interested in applied sciences to overcome significant agricultural issues in Insect pest management, biosafety, GM food and organisms, and biotechnology for SIT to contribute to an integrated pest management.
Publications & Talks
- Poster presentation ‘Development of conditional expression systems for the pest management of Drosophila suzukii’ at the 11th Annual GGL Conference on Life Sciences 2018
- Chairman of Section 7 'Bioresources, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology' at the 11th Annual GGL Conference on Life Sciences 2018
- Poster presentation at the 10th Annual GGL Conference on Life Sciences 2017
- Chairman of Section 7 'Bioresources, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology' at the 10th Annual GGL Conference on Life Sciences 2017
Time to modernize agriculture to fight against the global food shortage, Daily Times (2018)