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Fly Club is an important pillar of the Drosophila research community in Manchester, linking out also to fly researchers from across the UK and beyond, and acting as a forum for sharing ideas and techniques relevant to those using flies in their research.The Fly Club and speaker visits are organised independently by the Fly Club committee composed of postgraduate students and postdocs (members listed below). This highly successful model provides young scientists with unique opportunities to connect and interact beyond the Manchester community.If you are within reach of Manchester and would like to participate in our meetings, contact us.

Fly Club Committee

Current
Giuliana Clemente (since 2016)
Andre Voelzmann (since 2016)
Scott Wilcockson (since 2015)
Giulia Monticone (since 2015)
Sam Vernon (since 2014)
Sanjai Patel (since 2010)

Former
Ines Hahn (since 2014)
Francesca Cash (since 2012)
Anne-Kathrin Streit (since 2013)
Jessica Doyle (2014-2014)
Franziska Bonath (2013-14)
Jennifer Heyes (2012-14)
Yue Qu (2012-14)
Yutaka Matsubayashi (2012-14)
Behzad Rowshanravan (2009-12)
Simon Woodcock (2009-12)
Abbie Saunders (2009-12)
Robin Beaven (2009-12)
Alessandro Bonfini (2009-12)
Annick Sawala (2009-12)
Anna-Maria Knorn (2009-11)

2017

January 17th
Fly PhD and Msc Students

Febuary 14th
Fly PIs: Martin Baron, Matthew Ronshaugen, Andreas Prokop, Hilary Ashe, Lindsay MacDoughall, Tom Millard & Richard Baines

March 14th
Alicia Hidalgo, University of Birmingham

April 11th
Thomas Vaccari, FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation

June 13th
Stefan Pulvar, University of St Andrews

Previous speakers

2016

January
Hungry brain and clever guts
Irene Miguel-Aliaga, Imperial College London
Febuary
Growth Control by the Hippo signalling pathway
Nic Tapon, The Francis Crick Institute
April
Who put the phase delay in? And why size matters. Looking at connectivity during the development and growth of the
Drosophila motor network
Matthias Landgraf, University of Cambridge
June
‘A critical period to suppress eplileptogenesis’ & ‘Seizure control through manipulation of pumilio’
Richard Baines lab, University of Manchester

2015

January
Fly PhD and MSc students

February
A biophysical approach to understand the crosstalk between cytoplasmic streaming and the dynamics of the cytoskeleton (in the Drosophila oocyte)
Isabel Palacios, University of Cambridge

March
Decoding the Notch response
Sarah Bray, University of Cambridge

May
Title: TBA
Mathew Ronshaugen, University of Manchester

June
Drosophila as a model for JAK/STAT associated disease
Martin Zeidler, University of Sheffield

2014

January
The spreading of protein misfolding diseases: beyond a fly model
Damian Crowther, University of Cambridge

February
MicroRNA evolution and expression during Drosophila development
Maria Ninova (Sam Griffiths-Jones Lab)
Evolutionary diversification at multiple levels of variation Drosophila wing shape
Hugo Benitez (Chris Klingenberg Lab)

March
Using genome engineering to reinvestigate the range of Wnt signalling
Jean Paul Vincent, NIMR

April
Regulation of gene expression in testes – how flies make sperm
Helen White Cooper, University of Cardiff

May
Molecular Mechanisms for making tubes
Katja Roeper, University of Cambridge

June
Novel roles for ‘tricellular junctions’ and endocytosis in wound healing
Tom Millard Lab, University of Manchester

October
A concept for objective-driven science outreach: promoting Drosophila research through multifaceted, audience-specific strategies.
Andreas Prokop, University of Manchester

November
Roles of spastic paraplegia proteins in formation of axonal ER in Drosophila
Cahir O’Kane, University of Cambridge

December
Christmas Special

2013

January
Manipulating the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (vAChT)
Epileptic flies: finding the future treatment!
Methods to study motor patterns in drosophila larvae
Richard Baines lab, The University of Manchester

February
Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy in Drosophila: an alternative pain model
Sean Sweeney, University of York

March
Shedding light on cytoskeletal mRNA transport in vivo and in vitro
Robert Clay, Matthew Cobb lab, The University of Manchester

April
Hilary Ashe lab, University of Manchester

May
The toxicity of silver ions and silver nanoparticles to Drosophila
Simon Bullock, University of Cambridge

June
The molecular regulation of Hox genes during development
Claudio Alonso, University of Sussex

October
How to make or break an axon – understanding the essential roles of actin and microtubules
Andreas Prokop Lab, University of Manchester

November
Drosophila specific Techniques (CRISPR)
Matthew Ronshaugen Lab, University of Manchester

December Christmas special

2012

January
Ras signalling in the nervous system
David Hughes lab, University of Manchester

February
Daimark Bennet lab, University of Liverpool
http://www.liv.ac.uk/integrative-biology/staff/daimark-bennett/

March
Intercellular signalling: from flies to mammals, and back again
Matthew Freeman, University of Cambridge

April
Salt-inducible kinases antagonise the Hippo signalling pathway to regulate growth in Drosophila
Michael Wehr, Gottingen, Germany

May
Nutrition and Longevity in Drosophila
Mathew Piper, UCL, London

June
Twin-of-Eyeless is an enhancer-of-Clock in central circadian pacemaker cells
Nicholas Glossop, University of Manchester

October
The novel roles of dynamin and p120 catenin in wound healing and mechanical defence
Yutaka Matsubayashi, Tom Millard lab, University of Manchester

The role of forkhead gene fd3f in drosophila neuron subtype specification
Fay Newton, Hilary Ashe lab, University of Manchester

November
Drosophila models for tumour-related inflammation and colorectal cancer
Marcos Vidal, Beatson Institute, Glasgow

December
Christmas special

2011

October
Neuronal circuits for Drosophila courtship song
Anne Von Philipsborn, Barry Dickson lab, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna

November
The value of fly models of Parkinson’s disease – causes and therapies
Alex Whitworth, University of Sheffield

December
The Virtual Fly Brain
David Osumi-Sutherland, University of Cambridge