Viki Blanchard, MSc/PhD student
I'm really interested in how bees mitigate disease risk. I have done some research into both fever and corpse management in bees and now I am doing a masters to develop modelling skills for my PhD
Mark Brown, PI
I did my PhD on ants with Deborah Gordon, and a post-doc on bumblebee parasites with Paul Schmid-Hempel. Since 2002 I've led my own lab, first at Trinity College Dublin, and now at RHUL
Antoine Gekiere, MSc student
As a Belgian MSc student, I am visiting the lab to develop bee and pesticide handling skills. During the traineeship, I am looking at the sublethal effects of pesticide on overwintered bumblebee queens. 
Alberto Linguadoca, PhD student
My PhD is focused on the effects of pesticides on bumblebees. My work is part of the PoshBee project, which supports healthy bee populations across Europe.
Ed Straw, PhD student
My PhD is looking at the effects of pesticides and pathogens on bumblebees, as part of the PoshBee project, which is looking to influence the next generation of EU policy on bee conservation
Gail Turney, PoshBee Project Manager
My MSc explored the role of artificial bare soil scrapes as nesting habitat for solitary bees. With a background in project management I’m now part of the PoshBee project team.
Owen Vaughan, MSc student
My passion for insects led me to Royal Holloway, and my Msc will look at the effects of parasites and pesticides on bumblebee learning.

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