I received my Master’s 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.
Doctoral students, assistant supervisor: Jothi Kumar Yuvaraj
Martin N Andersson