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“The Drosophila fruit fly: Small insects, big Science”- NYUAD Open Campus Day

Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University Abu Dhabi

Event Date + Time:
March 18 @ 12:00 pm - March 18 @ 6:00 pm

Event Location:
Saadiyaat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Venue Name:
New York University Abu Dhabi Directions

About This Event

Event Description:

An unlikely insect, the Drosophila fruit fly has emerged as a prime model in scientific research and one of the most extensively used of all organisms. Over the past century, countless discoveries have been made that shaped our knowledge and deepened our understanding in various fields of Biology, including genetics, development, neuroscience and disease.
In this installation, our aim is to give a snapshot of a Drosophila Neuroscience laboratory setting, where we study brain development. Our work encompasses working with live animals and dissected brain at different developmental stages, from the embryo to the adult. At the final stages of our research, the brain is imaged and processed to reveal the beautiful and complex architecture of this amazing creature.

Event Sponsor(s):

Center for Genomics and Systems biology, New York University Abu Dhabi

Type(s) of Event:



Elementary school students (1-5), General Public, High school students (9-12), K-12 Teachers, Middle school students (6-8), Other, Professionals, Seniors, University students

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Organizer's Details

Organizing Institution(s):

Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University Abu Dhabi

Contact Information:

Name: Rana El-Danaf



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