Dr. César Gemeno is Associated Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Forest Science and Technology at the University of Lleida in Spain. He obtained his PhD in Entomology at the University of Kentucky and was a postdoctoral fellow at North Carolina State University. Dr. Gemeno specializes on insect chemical ecology, with a focus on how insects detect and respond to chemical stimuli. His current model system are moths in the family Tortricidae, all of them important pests of fruit crops, such as apple, peach and grapevine. His research has resulted in the identification of sex pheromones and plant volatile attractants, and has revealed how these chemicals are detected by the olfactory system. His current focus is on the management of insect pests of grapevines. His approach is to understand the physiology, ecology and behavior of the pest insects.
Dr. Gemeno has helped organize and has participated in several IOBC meetings.