We can kick start or support your fly research:

Scientific Services

  • Comprehensive training and advice on Drosophila husbandry, fly genetics and experimental techniques, applying our comprehensive training strategies developed and tested at our facility Read more
  • Advice on a wide range of fly-related topics covered by Manchester fly groups, extendable into potential collaborations
  • Immediate access to a wide range of useful Drosophila stocks
  • Immediate access to Drosophila-specific DNA vector collections
  • Provision of S2 cell lines
  • Provision of Fly Food
  • Note, that we also offer training courses for external group; see our last training report

Equipment available

  • Constant temperature rooms and incubators for fly storage
  • Dedicated work stations for classical genetic work
  • Fluorescent dissection microscopes equipped with camera
  • Leica Optigrid microscope for pseudo-confocal analysis, ideal for Drosophila sized tissues
  • Twin-headed dissection microscope with camera and flat screen monitor for teaching and training purposes
  • Carl Zeiss Axioskop upright optical microscope with camera, ideal for imaging Drosophila wings
  • Dark area with incubators for work on circadian rhythm
  • Laboratory hood for hazardous work including mutagenesis
  • X-ray source for mutagenesis and somatic recombination experiments
  • A DanioVision System for high throughput tracking of Drosophila and Zebrafish larvae

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