Taxonomy of European biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

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
2 weeks

Training period
To be discussed with mentor

Target Audience
MSc students, PhD students as well as early career researchers

Practical experiences
Training will be concentrated on practicals: see description of project

Informal talks when applicable

Course language

Name of mentor / supervisor
Prof. Ryszard Szadziewski

University of Gdańsk
Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
Wita Stwosza 59, 80-308 Gdańsk, Poland

Course organiser
Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST)

Registration fee
350 Euros
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 Funding

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.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith