Evolutionary Implications of Drosophila Social Networks
Understanding the biology of social groups is a central research problem in
neurobehavioral biology. It requires a combination of genetic, biochemical,
physiological, and behavioral approaches. Recent research on Drosophila sociality,
from my lab and others, has emphasized the role of social context on a wide range of
phenomena, extending from gene expression to mating to decision making. I will
discuss how we use a social network approach to understand the role of social
organization on species segregation and the genetic contributions to social structure
in Drosophila social groups. Adding a social biology perspective to questions across
various biological fields is essential to fully understanding the biology of all organisms
and promises to reveal novel insights arising from group-level behavior.
Date: 24 May 2024, 15:00 (Friday, 5th week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Sherrington Building, off Parks Road OX1 3PT
Venue Details: Florence Buchanan Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Joel Levine (University of Toronto)
Organising department: Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)
Organiser: Fiona Woods (University of Oxford, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour)
Organiser contact email address: fiona.woods@cncb.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor Stephen Goodwin (University of Oxford)
Part of: CNCB Seminar Series
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Fiona Woods