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How well do insects smell?


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15:00 - 16:30


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG



Café Scientifique with Dr James Logan as part of the 2012 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 


Event details

How good is a fruit fly’s sense of smell? How reliant are insects on their sense of smell? Dr James Logan will reveal how discerning and fundamental the sense of smell is to insects and what the potential benefits of understanding these mechanisms are to us as humans.

Dr James Logan is the Deputy Research Degree Coordinator for the Department of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Attending this event

This event is free and open for all to attend and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Food and drink will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

Enquiries: Contact the events team.

How well do insects smell? The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK