The effect of sleep deprivation on the reaction time of Drosophila melanogaster flies

By Rebecca Mckelvey 2016

By Filitsa Theodoridou   As part of my research placement at Imperial College London, I was given the fantastic opportunity by my supervisor, Dr Alice French, to take on my own mini-project. The idea was to test whether the speed of probosis extension reflex (PER) differs between slept and sleep deprived Drosophila melanogaster flies. This was […]

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One week in Manolis Fanto’s research group

By Rebecca Mckelvey 2016

By Wesley Tizzard   During my summer placement at Manolis Fanto’s group, under the supervision of Olga Baron in the Clinical Neuroscience department in the Maurice Wohl building, I have worked on the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration by polyglutamines, mainly using Drosophila as a model system. Specific interests were: 1) The deregulation of the autophagic […]

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