Café Scientifique N°13

A Nobel Prize for a Fly? (Vortrag auf Englisch!)
What flies mean to brain research, health care, and technology

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 20:00
With Prof. Dr. Andrew Straw
(Institute for Biology 1, Bernstein Center Freiburg, University of Freiburg)

Hansastr. 9a 79104 Freiburg
(Zugang über den Parkplatz/The entrance is across the parking lot)

“The key fourth awardee here is the little fly” said Jeffrey C. Hall, immediately after he, with Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young, won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work understanding the basis of biological clocks. Why is the little fly so important? Prof. Dr. Andrew Straw from the department for Animal Physiology, Neurobiology and Behavior of the University of Freiburg will discuss how the fly Drosophila melanogaster has played a key role in many fundamental biological discoveries including the basis for the circadian rhythms – our so-called biological clock. He will present some of his own work on the neural basis of navigation and also touch on the subjects of model systems in biology, and the relevance of the Nobel Prize.Poster_Cafe_13_web


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