Genetic Dissection of Sexual Behaviour

Monday 22 May 2017, 1.00PM

Speaker: Professor Stephen Goodwin, University of Oxford, Centre For Neural Circuits and Behaviour

Stephen’s group uses the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to study the genetic, developmental, and neural mechanisms that underlie sex-specific behaviours in higher animals. In particular, the elaborate courtship ritual performed by the male fly has provided remarkable insights into how the neural circuitry underlying sexual behaviour, which is largely innate in flies, is built into the nervous system during development, and how this circuitry functions in the adult. 

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The host for this seminar is Sean Sweeny 

Location: K018