Sthandiwe Nomthandazo KanyileDoctoral Researcher
Department of Insect Symbiosis
Phd Thesis started in 2021
The Ecological implications of tyrosine-supplementing symbiosis in grain pest beetles
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Faculty for Biosciences
First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Susanne Foitzik
2023: IMPRS presentation award for best talk at the 22nd IMPRS Symposium: "Inhibition of the shikimate pathway by glyphosate disrupts the stability of symbiosis and impairs host fitness across diverse grain pest beetles"
2022: Best Oral Presentation at the 10th International Symbiosis Society Congress "Symbiosis in the Anthropocene Era": Cuticle enhancing symbionts for a durable and waterproof armour: how nutritional symbionts enhance protection against natural enemies and desiccation in grain pest beetles