SCIENCE

CAITLIN WILLIS

PhD Student

Biointeractions and Crop Protection

BIOGRAPHY

Caitlin is a PhD student at Rothamsted Research and the Royal Agricultural University. Her work aims to investigate insecticide resistance in UK populations of cabbage stem flea beetle. As part of this investigation, Caitlin is looking to determine how the extent and geographical spread of pyrethroid resistance in UK populations of this pest is changing over time. In both 2018 and 2019, Caitlin undertook a UK-wide survey of flea beetle adults to monitor for the presence of pyrethroid resistance. Caitlin is also working to identify the enzyme(s) involved in metabolic resistance to pyrethroids in CSFBs and identify potential alternative compounds for their control.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
caitlin.willis@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 784

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        QUALIFICATIONS

        Biol (Hons) Biological Sciences - Durham University. Graduated July 2017.

        Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods - University of Gloucestershire. Graduated November 2019.  

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        Invited speaker at the OSR Masters (Nov 2019) and the AICC annual three day technical conference 2020 (Jan 2020)