October: Of flies and men – how research on tiny insects revolutionised biology and medicine

Date: Monday 4th October
Speaker: Professor Andreas Prokop and Sanjai Patel -Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health School of Biology

Of flies and men: how research on tiny insects revolutionised biology and medicine

Although the common ancestors of fruit flies and humans lived ~500 million years ago, discoveries made in these tiny insects led to 6 Nobel Prizes in Medicine & Physiology. We will explore the history of fruit fly research and explain how it has had such an important impact. We will demonstrate why funding this kind of research continues to be an efficient and economically responsible strategy to drive discovery processes in the biomedical sciences.

link: http://www.flyfacility.manchester.ac.uk/forthepublic

Talk begins 6.30pm prompt at the Vale Inn, Adlington Road, Bollington.
All welcome, no charge. Arrive early to be sure of a seat.

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