Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange: Partnering with the International Space Station National Lab

Office of ResearchUC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange Webinar

Launch Your Research and Development to the International Space Station: Partnering With the International Space Station National Lab

Featuring:

  • Dr. Etop Esen, Commercial Innovation Manager, International Space Station National Laboratory
  • Dr. Miki Sode, Commercial Innovation Manager, International Space Station National Laboratory
  • Dr. Fatma Kaplan, CEO/CSO, Pheronym

Join us on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM PST

Here is a link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-your-research-and-development-to-the-international-space-station-registration-124487685017

2020 Entomology Virtual Annual Meeting

Dr. Kaplan is invited to speak at the session “It’s Going Down for Real” Ecological Interactions in the Soil organized by Dr. Anjel Helms and Dr. Loren Rivera-Vega at the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Swayamjit Ray at Penn State.

The title of the talk is Pheromones stimulate dispersal of entomopathogenic nematodes during quiescence.

Come and join us on Monday, November 16, 2020, between 5:25 and 5:40 PM

Read more on the nematode pheromones at Scientific Reports.

Uncovering Pheronym’s value proposition during NSF I-Corps Teams

Nothing clarifies your value proposition like one hundred customer interviews.

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To our surprise, neither conventional nor organic growers of specialty and row crops were satisfied with the current pest management tools. Regardless of their pest control practices, conventional, organic, or integrated pest management (IPM), growers are looking for new solutions to persistent pest problems.  Keep reading.

Astronematode is on Gardeners of the Galaxy episode 6

Hear Dr. Fatma Kaplan and Karl Schiller talk about the challenges and excitement of sending the first agricultural biocontrol experiment to the International Space Station on Gardeners of the Galaxy episode 6! We had a great time chatting with Emma. Click on the picture below to listen to the podcast.

You can read the article we published, Dynamics of entomopathogenic nematode foraging and infectivity in microgravity, in npj Microgravity.