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Drosophila flight control lab

Welcome to the home page of the Drosophila flight control lab, headed by Dr. Steven N. Fry. We perform interdisciplinary, system level research on the neuromotor flight control pathways of the fruit fly Drosophila. The goal of our research is to gain basic insights into neural control of behavior, for which we apply genetic tools, advanced flight analysis systems, various forms of modeling and system identification techniques. The insights gained from this work are relevant to a broad range of research interests and applications, including in particular behavioral genetics, medical applications and robotics.

Our group is located at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and University of Zürich (UZH) at the Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI) .