02 December 2020
We had 4 interns working with us this summer. In this time, all were able to produce some wonderful data which was presented at the Entomological Society of America Virtual Annual Meeting 2020. We are extremely proud that Zantiks were able to facilitate and support such great science! Thanks to Simon Collier and his team from the Fly Facility, Dept. of Genetics, University of Cambridge for their support (Oregon wild-type flies and media supplies).
Congratulations to Tom Allen for coming in 2nd place for best infographic for his work on measuring the startle response in Drosophila melanogaster
link to PDF: Step By Step Guide To Studying Drosophila Melanogaster Behaviour
Ivan Filippov and Alexandra Jarrett presented some interesting work on temperature driven circadian rhythms in Drosophila melanogaster
link to PDF: Ability Of A Zantiks Unit To Perform Temperature Controlled Circadian Rhythm Experiments In Drosophila Melanogaster
This collaborative work demonstrated the reproducibility of behavioural experiments in the Zantiks units. No significant variations were found between the datasets produced despite running experiments across two different sites, in six different units, on two different days!
link to PDF: Reproducibility In Behavioural Science
Well done Ellie for delivering a very interesting platform presentation on the Mosquito larvae startle response. For the full presentation check out the link below
link to full presentation: Ent Soc Full Presentation