Nathan Medd

Research Interests

Nathan Medd

I'm interested in insect-microbe interactions from both evolutionary and applied perspectives. My current work focuses on the detection, isolation and characterisation of the viruses infecting Drosophila suzukii, an invasive pest of soft fruit.


When Where What
2014-present University of Edinburgh PhD Research (Viral Pathogens of Drosophila suzukii), supervised by Dr Darren Obbard.
2009-2014 Syngenta Bioline Trials Officer
2006-2009 Imperial College London, UK MSc Entomology
2009-2010 University of Plymouth Volunteer Research Assistant
2006-2009 University of Plymouth, UK BSc. Biological Sciences

Representative Publications

Fountain MT and Medd N (2015) Integrating pesticides and predatory mites in soft fruit crops. Phytoparasitica DOI: 10.1007/s12600-015-0485-y (E-publication ahead of print)

Medd N and GreatRex R (2014) An evaluation of three predatory mite species for the control of greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum). Pest Managment Science 70: 1492-1496

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