Fly Facility staff

Specialist technical support is provided by Josh Marston, Kath Whitley and Rachael Thomas (pictured right).

This committed team prepare all culture media and maintain Drosophila melanogaster stock collections in order to facilitate research and teaching. 

Fly Staff

Fly Staff

The Fly Facility is also involved in training apprentice technicians. These apprentices are mentored and given the skills required to carry out fly work for a period of 8 months, before training in other areas of the Faculty of Science.

This forms part of their Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (QCF).