[Blueboard] Lecture: ?Using Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit fly) as a Model Organism in Biological and Biomedical Research?

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Wed Feb 2 13:25:57 PHT 2011


You are cordially invited to a lecture
entitled

?Using Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit fly) as a Model Organism
in Biological and Biomedical Research?

by
Paul Mark B. Medina, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA
(Science Consultant, DOST-Balik Scientist Program)

Abstract

Molecular mechanisms that regulate metazoan development are highly  
conserved, allowing the use of model organisms to study human  
diseases.  The Drosophila genome matches 75% of human disease genes,  
and due to its ease of genetic manipulation, makes Drosophila an  
attractive model for studying ?human? genes and drug targets.  I will  
describe a forward genetic screen in Drosophila that enabled  
identification of new gene functions and unraveled molecular  
mechanisms underlying neuronal development and cellular metabolic  
regulation.

On February 9, 2010
Wednesday
at 4:30PM
SEC B Lecture Hall (2nd Floor)







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