Marie Dacke

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Institute:
Lund Vision Group, Lund, Sweden

Website:
biology.lu.se/marie-dacke

Session:
Sensory and Motor Systems

Title of the talk:
The beetle survival kit: compass, dance shoes and a cool box

 

Biography and research

Marie Dacke is an Associate Professor of Sensory Biology in the Lund Vision Group at Lund University in Sweden. Her research investigates the sensory basis of safe and directed movements, specifically concerning celestial orientation and flight control. These are subjects that allow her to work on animals as varied as zebrafish, spiders, dung beetles and bees. She is a member of the Young Academy of Sweden, competes in popular science presentation, hosts the University Biology Show and has recently received the IgNobel prize in Biology and Astronomy.

 

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