23rd April 2018 – Of Flies and Men: How tiny insects changed the world of Biology – Professor Andreas Prokop and Mr Sanjai Patel

‘Of flies and men: How tiny insects changed the world of biology’.

Speakers: Andreas Prokop, Professor for Cellular & Developmental Neurobiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester and Mr Sanjai Patel, Fly Facility manager.

Ten researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology for discoveries made in tiny fruit flies. We will explore the history and logic behind this surprising fact.

Drosophila has remained at the forefront of biological research for over a century. Drosophila researchers have made essential contributions to our knowledge of biology and made Drosophila one of the best understood organisms.

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