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Pint of Science 2024: The use of fruit flies to study smell, taste and brain function

Calendar Wednesday, 15 May 2024
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Pint of Science / Peint o Wyddoniaeth

Pint of Science festival events have been organised by PhD students from Cardiff University. We have speakers joining us from the School of Bioscience, School of Medicine, School of Social and Economics research, Swansea University and The University of South Wales!

Pint of Science provides a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments held in iconic bars across Cardiff. Topics range from: the science of distrust, Welsh discoveries, neuroscience, genetics, and the immune system!

Funded by Cardiff Universities' Doctoral Academy.

Join us for a drink, and no word of a fly this session is going to be buzzing!

Hunting(tin) for genetic interactions - using flies in the study of neuro degenerative disease
Rachel Sellick (Brain Repair Group, Cardiff University)
Rachel has been investigating how changes to protein and gene expression can impact the onset of symptoms in neurodegenerative disorders. Rachel will present her findings relating to the genetic neurological condition, Huntington's Disease

The science behind smell and taste
Dr Wynand Van Der Goes Van Naters (School of Bioscience, Cardiff University)
As the name suggests - Fruit flies love fruit! But how do their senses of smell and taste guide them to find this fruit and what causes damage to our crops? Join us for a drink as we think outside of the hox!

Ground floor
Metchy's Cafe
1 Cathays Terrace
CF24 4HS

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