Short CV of Jannicke Gallinger
Jannicke Gallinger is a PhD candidate at the Applied Chemical Ecology lab at the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Plant Protection in Fruit Crops and Viticulture, Dossenheim (Germany) and the Chemical Plant Ecology lab at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany). She will finish her PhD in 2020 and continuing her work on a PostDoc position. During her MSc thesis at the Bielefeld University (Germany), she worked on the impact of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi on plant metabolites and plant-insect interactions. Currently she is working on the development of new strategies for the control of insect pests with semiochemicals, such as push-pull and attract-and-kill strategies. Her work includes behavioral studies of pest insects, analysis of primary and secondary plant metabolites and field studies. Beside applied aspects, her research interests are focused on fundamental aspects of insect behavior, plant defense mechanisms and tritrophic interactions between plants, microbes and insect. In her recent project, she investigated the ecology of phytoplasma transmitting psyllids and the impact of phytoplasma infections on host plants and psyllid vectors.
She joined the IOBC-WPRS WG "Pheromones and other semio-chemicals in integrated production" in 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, were she was awarded with the best paper student's prize on semiochemicals.