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Robert Court

Senior Project Manager and Researcher

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding the fundamental elements of learning. My research takes a reductionist approach by investigating some of the simplest independently viable behavioural circuits that still demonstrate all the features of advanced learning (neuroplasticity). To this end, my research has concentrated on the ventral nervous system of the adult fruit fly. I first collated and digitised all historical and community neuroanatomy knowledge to facilitate its consolidation with future connectomic data.

Research outputs

  1. A Systematic Nomenclature for the Drosophila Ventral Nerve Cord

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. Developmental organization of central neurons in the adult Drosophila ventral nervous system

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Geppetto: a reusable modular open platform for exploring neuroscience data and models

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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Research activities & awards

  1. The role of thoracico-abdominal ganglion in Drosophila with respect to behaviour

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Mapping the thoracico-abdominal ganglion in Drosophila melanogaster

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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