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The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

The daily organization of life according to the Drosophila circadian clock Seminar

Time:
17:00
Date:
8 October 2012
Venue:
Building 85 Room 2207

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Beatrice Murphy on 023 8059 5374 or email B.J.Murphy@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

Many organisms use internal time keeping mechanisms termed circadian clocks to both anticipate daily environmental changes as well as organize their biological functions in an optimal daily schedule.

Our laboratory uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model to identify how clocks in animals synchronize to the environment, keep time autonomously, and connect to overt daily rhythms in physiology and behaviour. The molecular clock circuits of both Drosophila and mammals include delayed negative feedback loops of gene expression and our recent studies offer insight into the ways that these circuits connect to environmental inputs as well as molecular and behavioural outputs.

Drosophila

Speaker information

Dr Herman Wijnen,Senior Lecturer

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