A rapid introduction to neurological biochemistry using Drosophila melanogaster

Setareh S. Chong*, Anthony J. Wilkinson, Sangeeta Chawla

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Short, cost-effective teaching activities are a useful way of providing an integrated view on biological processes. Here we describe a brief, hands-on workshop that allows pre-university students to explore their understanding of a neurological pathway from its chemical bases to phenotype. The workshop effectively introduces the students to data collection and analysis in an enjoyable way and at an appropriate level, determined by an end of session feedback survey. The design of the workshop can be adapted and scaled to generate diverse sessions such as university teaching practicals or summer school training workshops.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15
JournalInvertebrate Neuroscience
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


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  • LRRK2
  • Outreach
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Teaching

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