Dr Samia Elfekih
Dr. Elfekih has a Ph.D. from the University of Tunis El Manar (Tunisia). She is currently a UNESCO-L’OREAL Postdoctoral scientist at Imperial College and the Natural History Museum in London. Her research focuses on insect populations genomics. She is particularly concerned about the possible effects of climate change on invasive insect pests such as the Mediterranean fruit fly in this particular areas of the world. Dr Elfekih is currently investigating the genetic mechanisms of pesticide resistance in invasive species to better understand how resistance originates and how mutant genes coding for resistance have spread geographically, across diverse environmental conditions.