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Thesis defense : Ana Patricia RAMOS

When Dec 18, 2017
from 10:00 to 01:00
Where SdT CRC
Contact Name
Contact Phone 13 63
Attendees Prof. A Stollewerk Queen Mary University of London, Rapporteure
Dr. LF Casares Fernandez Université Pablo de Olavide, Séville, Rapporteur
Prof. I Salecker, University College London, Examinatrice
Dr. A Khila, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Examinateur
Dr. M Averof, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Directeur de Thèse
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On  December 18th Ana Patricia RAMOS (Averof team: Comparative developmental biology and regeneration) will defend her thesis:


"Exploring sensory function and evolution in the crustacean visual system"


This event is scheduled at 10:00 AM in Salle des Thèses Chantal Rabourdin-Combe (ENS, Monod campus).



The wide diversity of eye designs present in arthropods makes them a unique group for studying the diversity and evolution of the visual system. However, most of our knowledge on the development and the neural architecture of the visual system comes from few model organisms. My project aims to contribute to the study of the diversity and evolution of the arthropod visual system by studying the eye of the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis; focusing on its development, neuroarchitecture and function. In particular, my work aims to characterize the structure of the visual system, to map the connections between photoreceptors and optic lobe and to understand the functional adaptations of the eye, in relation to the eyes of other arthropods.