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Dr Julien Pelletier

Research Fellow


Office: IBRB 1.41

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Current Research

I am an expert in insect chemoreception. My main objective is to understand how these sophisticated organisms smell chemicals in their environment. Throughout my career, I have been studying the function of various insect chemosensory proteins at different levels (molecular, physiological, behavioural levels), by using a diversity of functional approaches such as RNAi, transgenesis, mutagenesis, heterologous expression systems and electrophysiological recordings.

Broader interests and activities

I have a broad interest in understanding the evolutionary processes underlying the expansion and functional diversification of chemosensory gene repertoires in insects and other organisms.

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For a full list of publications, see WRAP

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  • October 2023 – current: Researcher at Warwick University,
  • 2019 – 2023: Researcher at Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU), Sweden
  • 2013 – 2019: Lecturer at Keele University, UK
  • 2011 – 2013: Researcher at Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU), Sweden
  • 2008 – 2011: Researcher at UC Davis, USA
  • 2004 – 2007: PhD at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France