Category Archives: Progress

Software for larval taxis model

The software associated with our eLife paper modelling larval taxis is available here: https://github.com/InsectRobotics/larvaTaxisOscillator

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Taste and cuisine

In October 2016, CRG organized a prominent meeting in the Basque Culinary Center between Michelin starred chefs and experts in Sensory Neuroscience. During this meeting (http://brainytongue.com/events/eventinfo/), we discussed the role learning plays in our perception of aromas and flavors. CRG … Continue reading

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Classroom demonstration

We approached two laboratories where the lay public, school and high school kids, as well as students in biology-teacher programs are trained in laboratory experiments located in Berlin and Lübeck, Germany, respectively (the NatLab Berlin, and the LoLa Lübeck: http://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/natlab/ … Continue reading

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Final report

Read our four page final report summary here. You can also see the papers published to date here – keep checking back as a number of further papers are in press, in review, and in preparation!

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Papers published

Two papers describing and modelling the behaviour of the larva have been recently published by UEDIN: A Model of Drosophila Larva Chemotaxis A Davies, M Louis, B Webb PLoS Comput Biol 11 (11), e1004606 Searching for motifs in the behaviour … Continue reading

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Lego Drosophila Larval Robot in Gradient

This is a short video of a Lego Drosophila larval robot in gradient. The light gradient in video was interpreted as odour gradient.

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Periodic Review

The publishable summary from our successful periodic review is available here.

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Magdeburg Update – December 2014

Impact of memory expression on larval chemotaxis We are working on a joint publication with Matthieu Louis and Sam Reid from the CRG. We analyze learned and innate olfactory behavior and propose a model of how an olfactory memory is … Continue reading

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Edinburgh update – November 2014

From perception to behaviour Initially scaled a drosophila adult spiking network (Wessnitzer et al. 2012) to larva size by collecting known data on the number of ORNs, projection neurons and Kenyon cells. Verified it can display conditioning with a simple … Continue reading

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What can larvae do?

State of the art: Drosophila melanogaster is a small fly that has been used as one of the major biological research tools for around 100 years; much of what we know about genetics, neuroscience and development, and now learning, comes from this … Continue reading

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