During the official ceremony at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) organised on 7 October 2023 in the main auditorium on the Ultuna Campus, Uppsala, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly, a research director at INRAE’s Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris (iEES-Paris), was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa of the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science. The ceremony ended with an official dinner at Uppsala Castle with 400 guests where Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly was invited to make a speech.
Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly studies chemical communication in insects. She is particularly interested in insect olfaction at the molecular level to develop new biocontrol methods for harmful pests using reverse chemical ecology approaches. Her team also studies how olfactory receptors have evolved over time enabling insects to adapt to new host plants. For over 20 years, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly has been making a significant contribution to the research and teaching carried out at the Chemical Ecology Unit of the SLU Alnarp campus, in southern Sweden.
Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly is particularly touched by this recognition and stresses that she "shares this honour with her colleagues at iEES-Paris as well as her colleagues elsewhere in France and abroad".