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Email: robin.guilhot(at)
Topic: Symbiosis between Drosophila and microbes, from evolutionary constraint to pest management
Dates : March 1st, 2017 – February 28th, 2020
Thesis supervisor: F. Vanlenberghe & S. Fellous
University: Montpellier SupAgro
Funding: ANR SWING

Robin's thesis will focus on the symbiosis between fruit­ flies and micro­bes. He will begin with an experimental approach to explore the ecology of symbiotic interactions, using and perfecting methods developed during his Master's internship in the laboratory. These observations will provide key elements to better understand host choices (i.e. infested fruit type) made by Drosophila females during oviposition. At the end, he will combine these data with field work in order to predict pest fluxes between different types of crops.