Postgraduate Profiles

Ellen Paynter

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Thesis: Plasticity in honeybee sperm metabolism

I am investigating the metabolism of honeybee sperm, and how this may change during storage in the queen bee. I am also looking at oxidative stress and protein synthesis during storage.

Why my research is important

Potential outcomes for improving sperm fitness, as well as improved storage of sperm


Feb 2011

Feb 2014