Dr Michael Lattorff
Dr Lattorff joined icipe in February 2017 as Head of Environmental Health Theme. Previously, he held positions as Assistant Professor in Molecular Ecology and as Professor of Animal Physiology at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
For more than a decade, he conducted research on the genetics, physiology and ecology of bees with a special interest in host-pathogen-interactions. He uses techniques like genomics, transcriptomics and other molecular methods to infer behavioural and physiological adaptations in pollinator insects with respect to bee health and diseases. Dr Lattorff is also interested in determining effects of bee products on bee health due to antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.