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Drosophila neurosciences


Research Interests

* Development of the Giant Fibre Neural network in Drosophila

* The slowmo gene and locomotor behaviour

* Early-onset Torsion Dystonia

Current Group Members

Nara Muraro
Antara De

Funding Sources

Work in this laboratory is funded by the Department of Health, and the Wellcome Trust and previously by the Medical Research Council. Students have also been funded by the BBSRC

Research Collaborations

Dr Cahir O'Kane
Department Genetics, University of Cambridge UK
"Genetics of 21D region - analysis of drongo and arouser"

Professor Rod Murphey
Department of Biology, University of Massacheusetts USA
"Use of GF expression systems to study the action of Glued1"

Aaron DiAntonio, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA
"Analysis of a glutamate receptor mutant"

Professor Jonathan Bacon and Dr Jane Davies
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex UK
"Development of the giant fibre neuron"

Professor Nick Dale
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick UK
"Analysis of the roles of 5'-ectonucleotidases in neural development"

Pier Paolo Di Fiore M.D. Ph.D
Division Director. Department of Experimental Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, ITALY
"Eps8 analysis in Drosophila"

Dr Andrea Brand
Wellcome-CRC, University of Cambridge UK
"Toxigenic ablation using Ricin-A chain in Drosophila"