"The key fourth awardee here is the little fly” said Jeffrey C. Hall, immediately after he, with Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young, won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work understanding the basis of biological clocks. Why is the little fly so important? Prof. Dr. Andrew Straw from the department for Animal Physiology, Neurobiology and Behavior of the University of Freiburg will discuss how the fly Drosophila melanogaster has played a key role in many fundamental biological discoveries including the basis for the circadian rhythms – our so-called biological clock. He will present some of his own work on the neural basis of navigation and also touch on the subjects of model systems in biology, and the relevance of the Nobel Prize.
The „Kaffeehaus“ was more than a mere gastronomical institution in past centuries: It was a place for social exchange and gatherings, where people would discuss ideas and opinions. Café Scientifiques reconnect to this tradition: already institutionalized in various cities this event format make scientifique topics accessible for a broad audience in a relaxed atmosphere. After a comprehensible talk findings and topic are discussed with the audience. The cluster of excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools of the University of Freiburg and the Bernstein Center Freiburg started such a Café series in 2013 in Freiburg, Germany. This events are open to everyone and the entry is free. Find more Information on upcoming events here: www.bernstein-werkstatt.info.