Erika Wallin

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Background

Erika Wallin got her MSc in chemistry from Umeå University in 2008 and defended her doctoral thesis at Mid Sweden University in September 2014 titeled: The Scents of Nature: Identification and synthesis of bioactive molecules found in nature.

Area of interest

Chemical ecology with focus on identification an synthesis of natural products.

Current research

Her research is based on the identification and synthesis of possible insect pheromones. She has been working with insect species such as orchid bees, African butterflies, bed bugs, thrips and fruit flies.

Teaching and tutoring

Chemistry BA, Organic Chemistry
Chemistry MA, Organic Chemistry, Theory of Organic Synthesis
Chemistry 2, preparatory year

Publications

Articles in journals

Becher, P. G. , Lebreton, S. , Wallin, E. , Hedenström, E. , Borrero, F. , Bengtsson, M. , Joerger, V. & Witzgall, P. (2018). The Scent of the Fly. Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol. 44: 5, pp. 431-435.  

Lebreton, S. , Borrer-Echeverry, F. , Gonzalez, F. , Solum, M. , Wallin, E. , Hedenström, E. , Hansson, B. S. , Gustavsson, A. & et al. (2017). A Drosophila female pheromone elicits species-specific long-range attraction via an olfactory channel with dual specificity for sex and food. BMC Biology, vol. 15: 1    

Hedenström, E. , Wallin, E. , Andersson, J. , Bång, J. , Wang, H. , Löfstedt, C. , Brattström, O. & Baquet, P. (2015). Stereoisomeric Analysis of 6,10,14-Trimethylpentadecan-2-ol and the Corresponding Ketone in Wing Extracts from African Bicyclus Butterfly Species. Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol. 41: 1, pp. 44-51.  

Wallin, E. , De Facci, M. , Anderbrant, O. & Hedenström, E. (2014). (Z)-3-Dodecenoic Acid Is the Main Component of Full-Body n-Hexane Extracts from Two Acacia Gall-Inducing Thrips (Thysanoptera) and May Function as an Alarm Pheromone. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences, vol. 69C: 7-8, pp. 335-345.  

Nieberding, C. M. , Fischer, K. , Saastamoinen, M. , Allen, C. E. , Wallin, E. A. , Hedenström, E. & Brakefield, P. M. (2012). Cracking the olfactory code of a butterfly : the scent of ageing.. Ecology Letters, vol. 15: 5, pp. 415-424.  

Liedtke, H. C. , Åbjörnsson, K. , Harraca, V. , Knudsen, J. , Wallin, E. , Hedenström, E. & Ryne, C. (2011). Alarm pheromones and chemical communication in nymphs of the tropical bed bug Cimex hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). PLoS ONE, vol. 6: 3, pp. e18156    

Eltz, T. , Hedenström, E. , Bång, J. , Wallin, E. A. & Andersson, J. (2010). (6R,10R)-6,10,14-Trimethylpentadecan-2-one, a Dominant and Behaviorally Active Component in Male Orchid Bee Fragrances. Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol. 36: 12, pp. 1322-1326.  

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Wallin, E. (2014). The Scents of Nature : Identification and Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds Used in Insect Communication. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mittuniversitetet, 2014 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 200)