I received my Masters degree in biology from Lund University in 2006. The Master thesis was carried out in collaboration with the Chemical Ecology group at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp, where I also conducted my PhD project. As PhD student, I studied the odorant receptors, the olfactory receptor neurons, and the behavioral response to attractants and anti-attractants of the spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus. I obtained my doctoral degree in 2011. The title of the thesis is Olfaction in the spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus Receptor, neuron and habitat.
In March 2011, I started my Post Doc project in the Pheromone group i Lund, with Christer Löfstedt as mentor. In this project I will identify and characterize the odorant receptors and the pheromone biosynthetic pathway of the Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae).
Currently, I am also involved in two other projects, in which I study electrophysiological responses of single olfactory receptor neurons to host plant volatiles in the carrot psyllid (Trioza apicalis) and in clover weevils (Apion spp.), respectively.
Andersson, M. N., Binyameen, M., Sadek, M. M. and Schlyter, F. 2011. Attraction modulated by spacing of attractants and anti-attractants in a bark beetle and a moth. Journal of Chemical Ecology. (Published online: DOI 10.1007/s10886-011-9973-9)
Andersson, M. N. 2011. Olfaction in the spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus: - Receptor, neuron and habitat. PhD dissertation, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden.
Andersson, M. N., Larsson, M. C., Jakus, R., Blazenec, M., Zhang, Q.-H., and Schlyter, F. 2010. Peripheral modulation of pheromone response by inhibitory host compound in a beetle. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:3332-3339.
Andersson, M. N., Larsson, M. C. and Schlyter, F. 2009. Specificity and redundancy in the olfactory system of Ips typographus: Single-cell responses to ecologically relevant odors. Journal of Insect Physiology 55:556-567.
Andersson, M. N., Haftmann, J., Hillbur, Y., Stuart, J. J., Cambron, S. E., Harris, M. O., Foster, S. P., Franke, S. and Francke, W. 2009. Identification of sex pheromone components of the Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor. Journal of Chemical Ecology 35:81-95.
Martin N Andersson