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Mathematical and Systems Biology

I was in London on Friday for the latest progress meeting of the SysMIC project. It’s a project funded by the BBSRC as a resource for members of its research community: from graduates beginning their career through to established researchers… Continue reading →

Fly heads

Here’s the cover picture from the February 2009 issue of Genetics, which just arrived in my office. I think this counts as art!  The caption is Adult heads of Drosophila melanogaster mass-fractionated for RNA extraction. Or, to paraphrase Edmund Spenser, “Dead… Continue reading →

Why study fruit flies?

What is Drosophila? My laboratory uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model for biological processes, and in particular the biology of oxidative stress resistance and ageing. The value of this organism stems largely from its highly developed background… Continue reading →

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