Tales of a fly and a human: Understanding of biology and diseases

Dr. Manish Jaiswal started his talk with Darwin’s theory of evolution- “..the process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms”. He went on to talks about clock mutants in Drosophila: a remarkable study by Seymour Benzer and Ronald Konopka which showed that genes regulated circadian rhythms.

Date: March 17, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Manish Jaiswal (TIFR Hyderabad)
Venue: Lamakaan

This session of Sawaal-Jawaab saw a lot of participation from the audience, especially when Manish spoke about the genetics of sleep and touched upon what genes govern aggression or a tendency to engage in fights!