Description of project
The aim of this project is to train a student in basic taxonomy of biting midges, including those of medical importance. Practical training in laboratory will concern the following questions: - Mounting on microscope slides - Morphology of all stages, with special attention paid for the diagnostic characters - Natural history, ecology, distribution, classifications, etc. Biting midges of veterinary and medical importance. - Determinations of subfamilies, tribes, genera and species of European fauna - Methods of collecting
Sampling and lab work during the 2014 training.
Duration of training
To be discussed with mentor
MSc students, PhD students as well as early career researchers
Training will be concentrated on practicals: see description of project
Informal talks when applicable
Name of mentor / supervisor
Prof. Ryszard Szadziewski
University of Gdańsk
Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
Wita Stwosza 59, 80-308 Gdańsk, Poland
Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST)
Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.
Deadline for registration: 1 March 2017. Registration closed.
Click here for the registration form.
Payment details and deadline will be provided upon acceptance to the training.
ForBio travel grants are available. These grants enable ForBio members to visit another research institute and to be trained by taxonomic experts.
For more information and application procedure click here.