"Behavioural assays for structural plasticity and repair in the central nervous system of Drosophila"

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Sch of Biosciences

Abstract

Germany

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Anthoney N (2018) Toll and Toll-like receptor signalling in development. in Development (Cambridge, England)

 
Description Learned methods new to my team. Most particularly, this involved techniques to investigate behaviour in Drosophila: the Buridan arena and optomotor response for the visual system, and learning and memory. The results obtained with this grant form part of a larger project, which we have recently written up as a manuscript and submitted for publication: Li et al (submitted) A Toll receptor map underlies structural brain plasticity".
Exploitation Route it has brought new techniques to my lab. We are currently preparing a manuscript for publication Li et al.
Sectors Healthcare,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

 
Description The findings from this grant have been used in a manuscript that has been recently submitted for publication: Li et al (submitted) "A Toll receptor map underlies structural brain plasticity". we frequently carry out outreach activities in which all team members are involved, and we explain the use of behaviroual assays in flies
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Education
 
Description BBSRC ISIS
Amount £3,071 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/P004997/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description Behavioural assays for structural plasticity and repair in the central nervous system of Drosophila 
Organisation University of Wurzburg
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The aim of this collaboration was for my research team to learn from our collaborators about behaviour assays in fruit-flies. Once we have data ready for publication, we will offer them authorship in a joint paper.
Collaborator Contribution We collaborated with Prof Martin Heisenberg and Dr Reinhard Wolf. One member of my team visited their lab to learn behaviour assays for fruit-flies. This helps our research by enriching the experimental approaches we can use to address our questions.
Impact Behavioural analysis in flies. Outcomes not ready yet, work in progress.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Professor Martin Heisenberg and Reinhard Wolf, University of Würzburg, Germany 
Organisation University of Wurzburg
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Guiyi Li from my lab went to the lab of Professor Martin Heisenberg to learn to carry out behaviour experiments including: the Buridan arena essay, the optomotor response and learning and memory. She brought these techniques back to the lab, as well as some kit made in the Würzburg workshop.
Collaborator Contribution Teaching staff from my lab to cary out some techniques, and providing us with kit to carry out those experiments. It is difficult to estimate the commercial value of the kit (hence the reason for not declaring it as an 'in kind' contribution, as they were designed and made by our collaborators' workshop, but they're extremely useful for our research.
Impact We have just recently submitted an article for publication that resulted from this collaboration: Li et al (submitted) A Toll-receptor map underlies structural brain plasticity.
Start Year 2016