Behavioral Neurogenetics of Drosophila Larva

Drosophila larva a are genetically tractable insect model system, around 10,000 uniquely identifiable neurons. It thus enables unprecendented ability to probe the functional principles of neural circuits for the control of locomotion, sensory processing, exploration, behavioural choice and learning.

This meeting will explore important recent advances which include;  rapid progress towards a complete connectome based on electron microscopy; genetic toolkits to support manipulation of and recording from single identified neurons; and sophisticated analysis methods to characterise the behaviour and link it to neural circuits. Modelling that draws this information together will also be a focus of the meeting.

Organisers

  • Douglas Armstrong (University of Edinburgh)
  • Bertram Gerber (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology)
  • Akinao Nose (University of Tokyo)
  • Ellie Heckscher (University of Chicago)
  • Stefan Pulver (University of St Andrews)
  • Barbara Webb (University of Edinburgh)

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Behavioral Neurogenetics of Drosophila Larva

Drosophila larva a are genetically tractable insect model system, around 10,000 uniquely identifiable neurons. It thus enables unprecendented ability to probe the functional principles of neural circuits for the control of locomotion, sensory processing, exploration, behavioural choice and learning.

Informatics Forum,
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh,
EH8 9AB