Biomimetic insect infochemical communication system

M. Cole, J. W. Gardner, Z. Rácz, S. Pathak, A. Guerrero, L. Muñoz, G. Carot, T. C. Pearce, J. Challiss, D. Markovic, B. S. Hansson, S. Olsson, L. Kübler, J. G.E. Gardeniers, N. Dimov, W. Bula

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By exploiting recent advances in both our understanding of pheromone biosynthesis pathways and the detection of molecules in the insect nervous system, we are developing a novel communication system based on functional equivalents of the cellular, sub-cellular and molecular biological machinery. This will form the basis of a new branch of information technology employing infochemical ligands for communication over space and time. In order to achieve this objective, both chemical signal generation and reception are replicated by taking a systematic approach that implements reaction steps as biosynthetic modules, which are then hierarchically integrated as a technological solution towards realising 'infochemical communication'.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors 2009 Conference - SENSORS 2009
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventIEEE Sensors 2009 Conference - SENSORS 2009 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 25 Oct 200928 Oct 2009


ConferenceIEEE Sensors 2009 Conference - SENSORS 2009
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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