1st Midlands Drosophila Meeting

Room WG04 - Biosciences Building (R27 on campus map)
Life and Environmental Sciences
Wednesday 29th June 2016 (09:30-16:30)
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By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5]

As a powerful genetic model organism, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been used widely for research in biology and biomedicine for more than 100 years. This meeting is an initiative to bring together all 15 Drosophila research groups in the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Warwick across the Midlands. It aims to establish strong ties within the Midlands Drosophila research community through knowledge sharing, education, networking and collaborations.  Topics to discuss encompass a broad spectrum of research interests including autophagy and ageing, cell death and tumourigenesis, circadian rhythm and sleep disorders, developmental signalling and growth control, nervous system and neurodegeneration, RNA biology, tissue recovery and regeneration.

Organised by Dr Yun Fan

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9:30 – 10:30    Registration

10:30               Welcome

Talk Session I               Chair: Yun Fan

10:35               Paul Badenhorst, University of Birmingham

10:50               Saverio Brogna, University of Birmingham

11:05               Bambos Kyriacou, University of Leicester

11:20               Ioannis Nezis, University of Warwick

11:35               Break

Talk Session II              Chair: Saverio Brogna

12:00               Marios Georgiou, University of Nottingham

12:15               Alicia Hidalgo, University of Birmingham

12:30               Eran Tauber, University of Leicester

12:45               Yun Fan, University of Birmingham

13:00               Posters, Exhibition and Lunch

Talk Session III             Chair: Alicia Hidalgo

14:30               Ezio Rosato, University of Leicester

14:45               Andrew Renault, University of Nottingham

15:00               Kevin Moffat, University of Warwick

15:15               Richard Tuxworth, University of Birmingham

15:30               Posters and Plan for Our Next Meeting

16:30               End of Meeting