Bloch Guy

Prof. Guy Bloch
Sociobiology, Chronobiology & Physiology of Bees
Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

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Research Interests

We study the evolution and mechanisms underlying sociality and social behavior, using bees as a model. Our main research focuses are:

  1. The interplay between circadian rhythms and social behavior.
  2. Size-related division of labor in bumblebees.
  3. The social evolution of juvenile hormone signaling.
  4. The interplay between sleep and social behavior.
  5. The involvement of non-coding RNA and RNA editing in behavioral plasticity.
  6. Hormones and social behavior.
  7. social and molecular mechanisms regulating body size and caste differentiation in bees.

Dissertation Topics

  1. The interplay between biological clocks, sleep, and social behavior
  2. The temporal organization of insect societies
  3. The adaptive significance of circadian clocks
  4. What does it take to make a social insect? Using the comparative approach to understand the molecular, physiological, and neuronal modifications during the evolution of insect societies
  5. Social, hormonal, and molecular mechanisms controlling body size and their influence on the social organization of bumblebees 
  6. Hormones and social behavior in bees
  7. The involvement of RNA editing and mircoRNA in the regulation of complex behavior in bees
  8. Social and molecular mechanisms regulating body size and caste differentiation in bumblebees
Prof. Guy Bloch


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