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Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University

Core Faculty

Associate Professor Matan Shelomi
  • 發布單位:Department of Entomology

Research interests:

Insect Microbial Ecology, Insect Transcriptomics, Medical Entomology



Lab: Insect Microbiology Laboratory

Tel: +886-2-3366-5588

Current Projects:
-Stagnant Water Microbiome Project (SWaMP), on the effects of container microbes on mosquito oviposition.


Tentative Projects:
-Oryctes rhinoceros transcriptome
-Filth flies of the South Pacific islands
-Prospects of Black Soldier Fly for Bioconversion
-Root Crop Rhizobiome and Microbiome
-Bergmann's Rule and the drivers of Phasmatodea body size


We are not accepting unfunded postdoc or graduate students at this time. Prospective students or visiting scientists with external funding sources are welcome! Prospective workers must speak English and Chinese: English to speak with me, Chinese to deal with the University (since I can't help you there!).


2009 - 2014 Ph.D. University of California, Davis
2005 - 2009 B.A. Harvard University


2017 - present Assistant Professor at National Taiwan University
2014 - 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
2012 Visiting Scientist, Academia Sinica
2011 Visiting Scientist, National Institute for Agrobiological Sciences, Japan


Key publications:

  • M. Shelomi. (2019). "Bacterial and eukaryote microbiomes of mosquito habitats in dengue-endemic southern Taiwan." Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology22(2): 471-480. DOI: 10.1016/j.aspen.2019.02.011
  • Yu-Shiang Wang, M. Shelomi. (2017). “Review of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) as Animal Feed and Human Food.” Foods6(91): DOI:10.3390/foods6100091
  • M. Shelomi. (2017). “De novo transcriptome analysis of the excretory tubules of Carausius morosus (Phasmatodea) and possible functions of the midgut ‘appendices’.” PLOS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174984
  • M. Shelomi, D. Zeuss(2017). “Bergmann’s and Allen’s Rules in Native European and Mediterranean Phasmatodea.” Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution5: 1-13. Doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00025
  • M. Shelomi, E. Danchin, D. Heckel, B. Wipfler, S. Bradler, X. Zhou, Y. Pauchet. (2016) “Horizontal Gene Transfer from Bacteria Preceded the Diversification of Stick and Leaf Insects.” Scientific Reports. 6:26388. DOI: 10.1038/srep26388