Speaker:

Professor Barry Dickson

Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland and Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Virginia, USA

Title: “The Neurobiology of Drosophila Mating Behaviour”

Abstract:

The behavioural rituals that animals perform as they seek out their mates provide ideal models to study the neural control complex goal-directed behaviors. They are innate, robust, and sexually dimorphic, reflecting the activation of genetically-determined sexually-dimorphic circuits. I will present our current understanding of the neural circuits that control mating in Drosophila, which include sexually-dimorphic components for sensory integration, decision-making, and action selection.

About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

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