Dr Jessica Henneken

Dr Jessica Henneken, a recent graduate of the the School of BioSciences, talks about her research into spider silk.

Jessi Henneken examining a spider

Jessica’s research looks at chemical communication and mating preferences in orb-weaving spiders. She is interested in studying animal behaviour and particularly how the environment may change or influence these behaviours in surprising ways

She was featured on Network Ten’s kids science show Scope in 2017, where she presented a story on her research into spider silk in their episode themed ‘Insects and Spiders’.

Watch the full episode. Jessica's segment is @ 17.07.

Scope - season 3, episode 155

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