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 Ayman Asiri

Ayman Asiri

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol y Biowyddorau

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My interests lie in all things entomology, but I'm particularly interested in how insects respond to and are impacted by disease. 

I graduated from the University of Plymouth with BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences in 2020. During which I undertook a placement year where I worked as a curatorial assistant in an entomology laboratory, and lived in the Appenine mountains of Italy working on a bear conservation project. After graduating from my undergraduate I went on to do an MSc by Research in Entomology at Reading University.

My current research focusses on disease in honeybees, but during my degrees I had the opportunity to work on research projects involving a wide range of invertebrates, including isopod immunity, ladybird disease and colour forms, and spider biodiversity. 


Diddordebau ymchwil

Research interests

  • Insect disease and parasitism 

  • Arthropod ecology

  • Insect behaviour

  • Invertebrate immunity

  • Insect husbandry

  • Insect natural products

Traethawd ymchwil

The smell of infection – detecting infectious disease and determining mechanisms underlying the spread of disease in social networks.

The aim of this project is to identify the role of smell in the transmission of honeybee disease. By using TD-GC-MS-TOF to analyse headspace volatiles from hives, individual bees, and bee products, we hope to identify key compounds associated with disease which can be used to detect disease in hives. We then aim to assess how bee behaviour changes in response to these compounds, shedding light on how smell drives infectious disease dynamics and social immunity in social networks. 

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NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership



Dr Carsten Müller

Senior Lecturer, Tiwtor Adrannol Ôl-raddedig

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Dr Sarah Perkins