Hamidreza Ardalani


Hamidreza Ardalani



PhD project: Uptake and metabolisation of phytochemicals and pesticides in honey bees: toxic or health sustaining effects?

Supervisor: Accosiate professor Inge S. Fomsgaard

Co-supervisors: Senior researcher Per Kryger, Postdoc Nanna hjort vidkjær



In this project, we'll evaluate the effects of plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) on the detoxification system of honey bees and the sacbrood virus (SBV) level when the bees are co-exposed to selected pesticides. The combination of analytical techniques (LC-MSMS, LC-MSQTRAP, LC-TOF, GC-TOF, LC-DAD-MS), biological approaches (RT-qPCR) and metabolomics proceedings as a state-of-the-art will provide a comprehensive ambience to clarify some agro-ecological questions. Investigation of how PSMs can up-regulate bees system to detoxify pesticides and identification of the enzymes which are involved in, can elucidate how bees face the toxicity of chemicals in an agricultural settings. Also, our efforts include modifying and validating the methods for determine xenobiotics residues in honey bees.


Research interests


Natural products chemistry

Chemical ecology


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