News & Publications
We recently published in Cell Reports about our breakthrough discovery of how synaptic machinery is altered with clinical anaeshetics.
Read here - https://tinyurl.com/y8vxuorf
Leonie was recently published in ABC news for her research on sleep and why not getting enough of it is important.
Read the full article here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-19/sleep-why-we-need-it-and-what-happens-when-we-dont-get-enough/9062534
Melvyn recently had his PhD conferred and is now a full-fledged Dr! Melvyn will be giving his exit seminar 8th of Novermber 2017. Congratulations, Melvyn!
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the nobel prize for their discovery of the clock gene which regulates circadian rhythm.
Leonie featured in ABC news!
Nobel prize for clock genes
Melvyn's Nature Communications paper
was recently published, discussing the oscillatory behaviour of sleeping fruit
flies. Read it here - https://tinyurl.com/ydef8qk7
Melvyn's Nature Communications paper was awarded QBI's best student publication prize for 2017. Congratulations, Melvyn!
Acute control of the sleep switch in Drosophila reveals a role for gap junctions in regulating behavioral responsiveness .
Troup, M., Yap, M.H., Rohrscheib, C., Grabowska, M., Ertekin, D., Randeniya, R., Kottler, B. Larkin, A., Munro, K. Shaw. P.J., van Swinderen, B.
Trapping of Syntaxin1a in Presynaptic Nanoclusters by a Clinically Relevant General Anesthetic.
Bademosi, AT, Steeves, J, Karunanithi, S, Gormal, RS, Liu, S, Lauwers, E, Verstreken, P, Anggono, V, Meunier, FA & van Swinderen, B
2018 Cell Reports
Oscillatory brain activity in spontaneous and induced sleep stages in flies.
Melvyn Yap, Martyna Grabowska, Chelsie Rohrscheib, Rhiannon Jeans, Michael Troup, Angelique Paulk, Bart van Alphen, Paul Shaw & van Swinderen, B
2017 Nature Communications
Transient Dysregulation of Dopamine Signaling in a Developing Drosophila Arousal Circuit Permanently Impairs Behavioral Responsiveness in Adults.
Ferguson, L, Petty, A, Rhorscheib, C, Troup, M, Kirszenblat, L, Eyeles, DW & van Swinderen, B
2017 Frontiers in Psychiatry
Evidence for selective attention in the insect brain.
de Bivort, BL & van Swinderen, B
2016 Current Opinion in Insect Science
What is unconsciousness in a fly or worm? A review of general anesthesia in different animal models.
Zalucki, O & van Swinderen, B
2016 Conciousness and Cognition
The Yin and Yang of Sleep and Attention.
Kirszenblat, L & van Swinderen, B
2015 Trends in Neurosciences