Fly South-West

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Fly South-West

School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol, Biomedical Sciences building, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD

General Information

FlySouthWest Website

Contact: James.Hodge@bristol.ac.uk

Please email the meeting organizer if you would like to join the South West Fly meeting group and if you would like to speak at a future meeting.

Upcoming Meeting

South West Fly meeting schedule 2021-2022

Venue: Aims 2A/B
School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience
University of Bristol
Biomedical Sciences building
University Walk
Bristol
BS8 1TD

Wednesday 17th November 2021
1:30-2pm Lunch
2-2:30pm “FlyCellAtlas: What can you learn from chopping adult flies into little bits and then sequencing RNA from their nuclei?” Professor Helen White-Cooper (Cardiff University)
2:30-3pm “Using Flies to model rare childhood neuropathies” Dr Edgar Buhl (Dr James Hodge’s lab, University of Bristol)
3-3:30pm ”Glial role of small wing/PLCG2 in modifying amyloid-associated phenotypes in Drosophila.” Eilish Mackinnon (Dr Owen Peters’ lab, Cardiff University)
3:30-4pm Tea and Coffee
4-4:30pm “The role of Xrp1 and proteotoxic stress in Minute cell competition”
Dr Paul Langton (Professor Eugenia Piddini, University of Bristol)
430-5pm “Identifying novel drugs to treat neurofibromatosis type 1 tumours using combinatorial screening in Drosophila cells” Meg Stevens (Dr Benjamin Housden lab, University of Exeter)
Open discussion, pizza and drinks followed by Robin Hood pub

Wednesday 9th March 2022
1:30-2pm Snacks, Tea and Coffee
2-2:30 pm “TBC” Dr Giuliana Clemente (Dr Helen Weaver’s lab, University of Bristol)
2:30-3pm “‘Cell elimination strategies upon identity loss in the developing wing disc” Menna El Gammal (Dr Fisun Hamaratoglu Dion lab, Cardiff University)
3-3:30pm “TBC” Hannah Jones (Dr Giorgio Gilestro’s lab, Imperial College)
3:30-4pm Tea and Coffee
4-4:30pm “Functional analysis of diabetes associated genes identified from GWAS data” Jana Soenksen (Dr Benjamin Housden lab, University of Exeter)
5-530pm “Essential elements of radical pair magnetosensitivity” Dr Adam Bradlaugh (Prof. Richard Baines lab, University of Manchester).
Open discussion, pizza and drinks followed by Robin Hood pub

Wednesday 29th June 2022
1:30-2pm Snacks, Tea and Coffee
2-2:30 pm ‘Neural circuit for spatial navigation in Drosophila’ Dr Shamik DasGupta (University of Bristol)
2:30-3pm “TBC” Dr Bangfu Zhu (Dr James Hodge’s lab, University of Bristol)
3-3:30pm “TBC” PhD Student (Dr Herman Wijnen’s lab, University of Southampton)
3:30-4pm Tea and Coffee
4-4:30pm “TBC” Hannah Clarke (Dr Gaynor Smith’s lab, Cardiff University)
430-5pm TBC
Open discussion, pizza and drinks followed by Robin Hood pub

 

Previous Meetings

Meeting organisers:

James Hodge