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The first meeting of SUZUKILL was organized on 1-2 March 2016 in Vienna and Seibersdorf (Austria) with all partners. The first day in Vienna International Centre (IAEA Headquarters) was dedicated to scientific presentations and discussions (see picture below). The next day, we had opportunity to visit the impressive IPCL infrastructure in Seibersdorf.

We are pleased to welcome on board Thomas Enriquez, who is recruited as PhD student at University of Rennes1. He will be based in ECOBIO lab (France) and he will mainly explore applied aspects related to the cold tolerance of D. suzukii.
We are pleased to welcome on board Katerina Nikolouli, who is recruited as PhD student at BOKU (Vienna). She will be based in IPCL Seibersdorf (Austria) and actively cooperate with LBBE team from Lyon (France). She will explore genomic changes during lab domestication and conduct pilot experiments on the development of a combined Sterile Insect Technique / Incompatible Insect Technique (SIT/IIT) approach against D. suzukii.
We are pleased to welcome on board Fabiana Sassu from Italy, who is recruited as PhD student at BOKU (Vienna). She will be based in IPCL Seibersdorf (Austria). She will conduct pilot experiments on the development of Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) against D. suzukii.
At the orf.at news (main homepage for news in Austria) there was a short report on the project aims Carlos was interviewed. see link here : http://science.orf.at/stories/2784438/.
Romain Georges and Herve Colinet from Rennes University made a presentation about the Suzukii issue with fruits producers that were concerned with the problem and very interested in developments of alternative solutions
New Article In Science Ouest.
visit article here : http://www.espace-sciences.org/sciences-ouest/347/actualite/des-mouches-mises-au-frigo.
New Article In Journal of Pest Science : Sterile insect technique and Wolbachia symbiosis as potential tools for the control of the invasive species Drosophila suzukii
visit article here : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10340-017-0944-y
New Article In Journal of Applied Ecology : Back and forth Wolbachia transfers reveal efficient strains to control spotted wing drosophila populations
visit article here : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.13101/full
Katerina Nikolouli, Thomas Enriquez and Herve Colinet presented results (2 talks and one poster) at Sfecologie 2018 - International Conference on Ecological Sciences, Rennes. 23-25 October 2018. A conference organized in Rennes by ECOBIO
New Article In Fontriers In Physiology : Cold acclimation favors metabolic stability in Drosophila suzukii.
visit article here : https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2018.01506/full
New Article In Insect Science : Effects of fluctuating thermal regimes on cold survival and life history traits of the spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii, Matsumara).
visit article here : https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1744-7917.12649?af=R&
New Article in American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology : Cold acclimation triggers lipidomic and metabolic adjustments in the spotted wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii (Matsumara).
visit article here : https://www.physiology.org/doi/abs/10.1152/ajpregu.00370.2018
New Article in BMC Genomics : Enriquez T., Colinet H. 2019. Cold acclimation triggers major transcriptional changes in Drosophila suzukii. BMC Genomics. 20:413
visit article here : https://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12864-019-5745-7
New Article in Insects: Sassu, F.; Nikolouli, K.; Caravantes, S.; Taret, G.; Pereira, R.; Vreysen, M.J.B.; Stauffer, C.; Caceres, C. Mass-Rearing of Drosophila suzukii for Sterile Insect Technique Application: Evaluation of Two Oviposition Systems. Insects 2019, 10, 448.
visit article here : https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/10/12/448
New Article in Insects: Sassu F, Nikolouli K, Pereira R, Vreysen MJB, Stauffer C, Caceres C (2019) Irradiation dose response under hypoxia for the application of the sterile insect technique in Drosophila suzukii. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0226582. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226582
visit article here : https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0226582
New Article In Journal of Pest Science : Nikolouli, K., Sassu, F., Mouton, L. et al. Combining sterile and incompatible insect techniques for the population suppression of Drosophila suzukii. J Pest Sci 93, 647-661 (2020)
visit article here : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10340-020-01199-6#citeas
The Final meeting of SUZUKILL was organized on Mai 2019 in Lyon (France) with all partners.