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.

The scheduled QBI Neuroscience Seminar series are held on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm in the Level 7 Auditorium of the Queensland Brain Institute, Building 79, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland. Additional seminars may be held at other times as listed below.

 

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