The fruit fly Drosophila is an incredibly useful model organism for studying neurodegenerative disease due to its short lifespan and wide array of genetic tools. This seminar series brings together researchers from around the globe who study neurodegenerative diseases and age-related neurodegeneration using flies. Our sessions will feature world-leading researchers in the field, as well as early-career researchers, sharing their latest findings in neurodegeneration.
Presented live via Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/94707339150?pwd=a2Eza3hVRGVYY1l5dkhVQWVDUndiQT09
Meeting ID: 947 0733 9150 // Passcode: 954395
All sessions will be held on Thursdays at 16:00 London, UK time, dates as follows.
In an effort to keep conversations going after the talks, we have set up a Slack workspace for Neurodegeneration in Flies. Please join in to post and respond to follow-up questions for speakers, job adverts, requests for advice or collaboration, and general conversation about the joys of working with flies! Join at the link below:
27 August, 2020
Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
The study of rare neurological diseases drives discoveries for common diseases.
10 September, 2020
Sean T Sweeney, University of York, UK
Identifying pathological events and therapeutics in FTD-ALS using Drosophila
Chris Ugbode, University of York, UK
Identifying new roles for JNK in the regulation of Neuronal Antioxidant Responses
24 September, 2020
Pedro Fernandez-Funez, University of Minnesota Medical School, USA
Unravelling the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms underlying the toxicity of the prion protein
Ryan Myers, University of Minnesota Medical School, USA
Y225A suppresses the toxicity of human prion protein by inducing long-range changes that stabilize a critical 3D domain
8 October, 2020
Patrik Verstreken, VIB-KU Leuven, Center for Brain and Disease Research, Belgium
The cellular phase of Parkinson's disease.
Pablo Largo-Barrientos, VIB-KU Leuven, Center for Brain and Disease Research, Belgium
The pathogenic interaction of synaptic Tau and Synaptogyrin-3: from fruit flies to mice.
22 October, 2020
Amritpal Mudher, University of Southampton, UK
Tau tangles in Drosophila models of tauopathy - fact or fiction?
Lovesha Sivanantharajah, University of Bangor, UK
Neuron-type specific responses to tau toxicity
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5 November, 2020
Joshua Shulman, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Gaynor Smith, Cardiff University
19 November, 2020
Mel Feany, Harvard Medical School, USA
James Catterson, University of Edinburgh, UK
Laminins to the Rescue! Aβ toxicity is rescued by protein retention in the ER.
3 December, 2020
Alex Whitworth, Cambridge University, UK
Abby Olsen, Harvard Medical School, USA
17 December, 2020
Udai Pandey, University of Pittsburgh, USA
7 January, 2021
Nancy Bonini, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, USA
21 January, 2020
Mary Logan, Oregon Health and Science University
4 February, 2021
Frank Hirth, King's College London, UK
Tyler Fortuna, University of Pittsburgh
18 February, 2021
Sergio Casas Tintó, Instituto Cajal, Spain
4 March, 2021
Manolis Fanto, King's College London, UK
Li Li, Stanford University, USA
1st April, 2021
Patricia Jarabo Blazquez, Instituto Cajal, Spain
29th April, 2021
Bess Frost, Barshop Institute, University of Texas Health Science Centre, USA
13th May, 2021
Xinnan Wang, Stanford Medicine, USA
27th May, 2021
Angela Giangrande, IGBMC, France