Emily Remnant is a lecturer and researcher from the University of Sydney. Emily’s area of expertise is insect genetics and genomics and her work aims to understand how insects respond to stress in their environment, such as pathogens and chemical insecticides. Her current research focuses on honey bees, their viruses, and investigating ways to improve honey bee health.
Emily has investigated global populations of honey bees to examine the link between Varroa parasites and viral diseases, and to identify ways of reducing the impact of viruses on colony health. She has also examined mating interference with the invasive honey bee, Apis cerana, in Cairns, and is interested in developing bee-safe methods of pest control for in hive and agricultural pests.