The Melbourne University Genetics Society (MUGS) has organised a Phil Batterham seminar about FLYing to Identify Human Disease Genes. This event will be a great opportunity for science students of all year levels to hear about genetics research from a prominent scientist in the field of genetics.

The vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster, was an essential tool in discovering some of the fundamental features of inheritance in all eukaryotes, including humans. Five Nobel Prizes in Medicine have been awarded for Drosophila research and the use of this organism in medical research is on the increase. In his presentation Phil will explain why Drosophila is a great model in studying a range of human diseases that have a genetic basis, including cancer.

For more details, please check out MUGS’s Facebook page !!

Hope to see you there!