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July 25, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Center for Arthropod Management Technologies (CAMTech): An NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center Webinar

July 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The negative economic impact of arthropod-mediated damage and disease is second only to losses as a result of natural disasters. The development of new pest management approaches is critical for the production of sufficient food for increasing human population, and for prevention of arthropod-transmitted disease to plants and humans.

CAMTech serves as a platform for innovative, interdisciplinary research at the interface of academia, government, and industry. The Center addresses the need for specific knowledge and research tools to expedite delivery of pest management solutions by industry partners to the marketplace, and to investigate both new approaches, and expansion of existing approaches for pest suppression.

CAMTech contributes key advances through state of the art, industrially relevant research and by training of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers including underrepresented groups, toward continued advancement of the field. Research areas include RNA interference, methods, genomics, novel target sites, and insect resistance.

Learn more about CAMTech’s current and past research projects.

About CAMTech

CAMTech, a National Science Foundation and industry funded research center, functions to bridge the gap between industry needs, federal and academic research for arthropod and nematode management. Operating through multiple university nodes located at Iowa State University, the University of Florida and the University of Kentucky and in its 6th year of operation, CAMTech currently partners with 11 companies to accomplish its mission.

Who Should Participate?

Representatives from

  • Company and National Laboratories
  • Government Officials who support research in this area
  • Any company or non-profit organization seeking to resolve issues in insect / arthropod or nematode management
  • Other interested parties

Webinar Overview

This webinar will provide insight into CAMTech’s operations, funding, intellectual property, project selection and management.


Bryony Bonning, CAMTech Director, is a Professor and Eminent Scholar in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. Her research goal is to develop novel, environmentally benign alternatives to chemical insecticides for insect pest management, with a particular emphasis on insect-pathogen interactions.

Subba Reddy Palli, CAMTech Site Director, is a Professor and Department Chair for the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology. The primary focus of his research is the molecular analysis of growth, development, reproduction and xenobiotic response in insect pests and disease vectors with a goal to utilize this information for control of these pests.


Additional Information

CAMTech: Bryony Bonning at or S. Reddy Palli at

Webinar: UIDP at

About the NSF IUCRC Centers Webinar Series: Hosted by Iowa State and UIDP, The NSF IUCRC Program is supporting a new initiative to feature up to 10 IUCRC Centers in public webinars hosted by Join us for bi-monthly, hour-long webinars to learn more about IUCRC Centers. During the webinars, leading researchers from the various sites will provide a brief overview of the current R&D efforts followed by an open discussion period where attendees can ask questions of the presenters.

For those unable to attend a webinar, all sessions will be recorded for future viewing. Participation is free.

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