Gorge Scrambling

Bowling, ghost tour & Poker 2017


A clear and simple explanation of one of the common methods we use in the lab, single-molecule flourescence in situ hybridisation, to detect single mRNA molecules in the Drosophila nervous system.

Video by Leah Bury

Summer Party 2016

Davis Lab  2017

Lab Retreat Alora 2018

Localisation of gurken RNA injected into Drosophila egg chamber

We use fluorescent proteins to track the movement of RNA through Drosophila, the animal system that we use in the lab. This video shows in-vitro transcribed, gurken RNA localising to the dorsal-anterior corner of a stage 8 Drosophila egg chamber after injection.

Video by Kirsty Gill and Richard Parton

3-Dimensional imaging

This is a 3-dimensional image of a Drosophila larva, showing the muscle wall and its associated neurons. The red part of the image is a neuron while the blue circular structures are muscle cell nuclei.

Video by Lu Yang

Shooting Range

RNA Localisation meeting Crete 2016

Lab Vivas

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Teaching in the PItt Rivers

RNA Localisation meeting UCSC 1994

Drosophila - A model organism to study​

The animal that we study in our lab, Drosophila melanogaster, is a very interesting model organism that is widely used in labs across the world. As you can see from this video it is a complex organism with sophisticated behaviours. Its genetic makeup has been extensively studied and about 75% of its genes have an equivalent in humans. This makes it an excellent system  in which to study diseases and developmental biology. 

Video by Ilan Davis

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Data and Microscopy Images


Electrical stimulation of neurons causing the muscles to contract. In our lab we use electro-physiology methods to assess how electrical impulses along nerves can effect how new neurons grow. This is used to imitate normal nerve impulses and to see how nerve-activity can influence nerve development and growth.

Video by Josh Titlow​​

Surfing Wales 2013

Crazy Golf 2018

Cake and tea! October 2018

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Davis Lab Retreat - 2018

Each year our lab goes on retreat to strategise and plan our upcoming work, to work on developing new ideas and as a team-building and bonding exercise. In 2018 our retreat was in Alora in Spain.

Video by Ilan Davis

The Yangs visit Jesus College

Christmas 2015