Drosophila melanogaster (fruitfly) is a widely used model organism to study all aspects of living organisms, ranging from developmental biology to ageing. It is widely used to model human disorders (mental, behavioral, cancer, neurodegeneration, heart failure and many more). Due to its powerful genetics, its relative short life span, reproductive capacity, relative low maintenance expenses, it is an attractive model present in numerous research institutes and universities worldwide.
At the Department of Biomedical Sciences of Cells and Systems we run a sophisticated fully equipped Drosophila laboratory. Experts in Drosophila genetics and other techniques relevant to Drosophila work are available. Here is a selection of publications from external users (inside and outside the UMCG). The unit is available for collaborative projects.
Please contact us to discuss what Drosophila work can contribute to your fundamental or clinical research questions : Prof. Ody C.M. Sibon.