Matan Shelomi


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!).

Insect Microbiology Lab

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

Research Interests


Key Publications

M. Shelomi. (2019). "Bacterial and eukaryote microbiomes of mosquito habitats in dengue-endemic southern Taiwan." Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology. 22(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.” Foods. 6(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 Evolution. 5: 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