Of flies and men – how research on tiny insects revolutionised biology and medicine
Speaker : Professor Andreas Prokop and Sanjai Patel -Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health School of Biology
Although the common ancestors of fruit flies and humans lived ~500 million years ago, discoveries made in these tiny insects led to 6 Nobel Prizes in Medicine & Physiology. We will explore the history of fruit fly research and explain how it has had such an important impact. We will demonstrate why funding this kind of research continues to be an efficient and economically responsible strategy to drive discovery processes in the biomedical sciences.
Event starts 6.30 pm at The Vale Inn, Adlington Road, Bollington.
As always, anyone from Junior School age onward is very welcome. You don’t need to be an expert. Just bring an inquisitive mind!
Admission is free and as always arrive early to guarantee a good seat.
Monday 14 October
The Vale Inn