Pheronym is presenting at LEEP Demo Day 2023

Our CEO, Dr. Kaplan, is presenting Pheronym’s technology at the LEEP Demo Day 2023 organized by Chain Reaction Innovations in Chicago, IL, on June 7.

The event will showcase 20+ startups from the DOE Lab-Embedded Entrepreneur Program (LEEP), including Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory, Innovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Cyclotron Road at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and West Gate at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Pheronym is honored to be among the amazing startups and be part of the Cyclotron Road program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Listen to our pitch in person on June 7, 2023, at 4:30 PM, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk in Chicago, IL.

Stop by our booth to talk to us at 6 PM.

If you missed the LEEP demo day, you can listen to the Pheronym’s technology on youtube.

Seminar at Washington State University

Join Dr.Kaplan on November 9, 2022 at 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM PST for “Nematode pheromone extracts act as boosters for entomopathogenic nematodes’ efficacy to control agricultural pests in the soil” as part of the WSU Molecular Plant Sciences Seminar Series. She will discuss beneficial nematodes, pheromone extracts, and their impact on controlling agricultural pests!

The seminar will be held on zoom through the Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Program at WSU.

Please contact for the URL.


What can entomopathogenic nematodes do for soil health?

Join the discussion on Sept 14th, 2022 at 2 PM (EST) with Dr. Fatma Kaplan, CEO of Pheronym, Dr. David Shapiro, Research Leader at USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) SE Fruit and Tree Nut Research Unit in Byron, GA, and Dr. Jacob Parnell, Sr. Agronomist at Biome Makers, as they discuss how entomopathogenic nematodes and their pheromones can provide unforeseen benefits to soil health and cropping systems.

Learn more about:

  • Assessing the efficacy of beneficial nematodes with and without the pheromones.
  • Demonstrating product performance.
  • Measuring the effects of biological ag inputs on the soil microbiome of peach orchards.
  • Soil insight into functionality, hormone production, and stress adaptation.

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Join us to learn more about Pheronym’s technology at the 2022 ACS-AGRO Fall National Meeting

Our CEO, Dr. Kaplan, is presenting Pheronym’s technology at the “New Crop Yield Technology Companies Improving Sustainability” Symposium at the American Chemical Society-Agro Division 2022 Fall National Meeting in Chicago, IL, on August 23.

McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

This symposium highlights innovative young companies in crop yield enhancement, describing their technical offerings and business models. There will also be discussions on the opportunities and pitfalls of forming a new company in agricultural yield and how these new companies will advance into sustainable agricultural practices and regulatory frameworks.

Dr. Kaplan is invited speaker at the UC Davis Dept. of Entomology and Nematology Seminar Series

She will be talking about the science behind Pheronym’s technology.

Join us on December 1, at 4:10 PM (Pacific Time) at the Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis.

If you can’t make the seminar in person, here is a Zoom link:

Seminar coordinator Shahid Siddique, a nematologist and assistant professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology.

Nematodes in Space: The Final Frontier for Little Worms

by Scott Elliott, ARS Office of Communications, Tellus

Thank you Scott for this great article about beneficial nematodes in Space at the International Space Station (ISS) and great collaboration, Pheronym, USDA-ARS, NanoRacks, and ISS.

In a NASA lab, Fatma Kaplan holds a tray while David Shapiro-Ilan loads glass tubes into it

“Researchers at ARS’s Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Station in Byron, GA, teamed with Pheronym, Inc., a company that specializes in eco-friendly pest control, to send beneficial nematodes, known as entomopathogenic nematodes, to the International Space Station (ISS) to study their ability to function under microgravity conditions.” Keep Reading


Pheronym is presenting at Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit!

Dr. Kaplan is going to be presenting Pheronym’s technology on November 16th in Syracuse, NY!

The 2021 Grow-NY Food & Ag Summit is a two-day event showcasing food and ag innovations that have the power to change the path of our industry. The event brings together the top startups from around the globe to pitch their companies and world-class researchers, experts, and partners to discuss and share insight on the latest trends and innovations.

To know more about Pheronym’s technology, please join us either in person in Syracuse or virtually on November 16th!

Click here to register.