Biomimetic insect infochemical communication system

M. Cole*, J. W. Gardner, Z. Rácz, 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 - 1 Dec 2009
Event8th Annual IEEE Conference on Sensors 2009 - Christchurch Convention Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 25 Oct 200928 Oct 2009
Conference number: 8


Conference8th Annual IEEE Conference on Sensors 2009
Abbreviated titleIEEE SENSORS 2009
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
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