Starship Nematode:

One Tiny Step for a Nematode, One Big Step Toward Sustainable Agriculture in Space

By Sharon Durham
WASHINGTON, DC, February 20, 2019—An exciting collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pheronym(Alachua, FL), will send nematodes (small round worms) into space to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission represents a look into the future where food crops will be grown in space. Keep Reading



International Space Station Will Host Hard Working Beneficial NematodesAs A First Step to Sustainable Interstellar Agriculture Keep Reading


Pheronym’s founders, Dr. Kaplan, and Mr. Schiller were on Beyond the Numbers with Mark Bellows on Money FM 105.5 on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

by Adam Steinhauer -Editor-in-Chief

Innovating in Sacramento: An improving environment  

by Tommaso Cinquemani, the editorial staff of AgroNotizie



Check the nematodes with the pheromones November 7, 2018





Training Nematodes by Tim Hammerich  who is  Podcaster/Writer/Speaker at “Future of Agriculture November 5, 2018



Innovation awards celebrate cutting-edge technology by Mark Anderson – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal
November 1, 2018

Pheronym wins Sacramento Region Innovation Awards in Food and Agribusiness November 1, 2018


Pheronym Finalist Interview for Sacramento Region Innovations awards.


Pheronym is in the top 500 out of 4500 global startups.


Hello Tomorrow had a record of over 4,500 applications from 119 countries this year. Being in the Top 500 means, Pheronym is recognized as one of the most promising projects in deep tech to date.




Blog: Innovator Spotlight Agriculture

Innovator Spotlight: Pheronym-Directed Plant Protection by Leanna Sweha, September 15, 2018


TV20 News


USDA awards grant to bio-tech startup


Award grant



Pheronym awarded $500,000 multi-Institutional grant


Podcast hosted by Tim Hammerich



FOA115: Microscopic Biological Pest Wars with Fatma Kaplan and Cameron Schiller of Pheronym




Award grant

Nematodes in Space – Pheronym Wins Grant for Eco-Friendly Pest Control for Interstellar Agriculture June 21, 2018



TV20 Tech Tuesday: Pheronym


Synthetic Biology News

On the Steps Between Scientist and Founder: An Interview with Fatma Kaplan by Emilia Diaz, April 6, 2018

Composite biopesticides: exponentially better results for effective, safe and eco-friendly pest control February 16, 2018

Why eco-friendly solutions? December 17, 2017

Dr. Kaplan at the New Context Conference


Nematode Pheromones: from bench to market in San Francisco, November 2017


Dr. Fatma Kaplan, CEO of Pheronym


IndieBio DemoDay Pitch presentation in San Francisco, September 14, 2017



Indie Bio Blog


Pheronym: Pesticide-Free Food for the World by Kayla Liederbach, September 9, 2017




Podcast hosted by Pete Turner and Sandra Ponce de Leon


Popping Pheronym and Nematodes with Dr. Fatma Kaplan and Mr. Karl Cameron Schiller



Award USDA SBIR Phase I grant

USDA Helps Small Businesses Develop New Agricultural Products, Technology, July 14, 2017



Pheronym Blog at Medium

Incubating Pheronym: The first nematode pheromone company by Dr. Fatma Kaplan, August 7, 2018

Accelerating Pheronym: Bringing the first nematode pheromones to the market by Dr. Fatma Kaplan, October 22, 2018

Mentoring Pheronym to bring the world’s first nematode pheromones to the market, October 29, 2018


Pheronym’s journey: 2017 and beyond, by Dr. Kaplan and Mr. Schiller, January 5, 2018

New Wave Pheromones by Dr. Fatma Kaplan, June 12, 2017