Meng Mao, PhD in Biology, University of Wollongong, Australia

My research focuses on molecular evolution of viral symbiosis in braconid parasitoid wasps.

Seo Hyun (Sally) Kim, PhD in Zoology and Microbiology, University of Otago, New Zealand

My current research uses molecular biology, confocal and electron microscopy to investigate the relationships between a parasitoid wasp, a viral symbiont and a fly host. I am primarily focused on virus replication in vivo and in vitro, as well as the effects the virus has on fly haemocytes.