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Laboratory for behavioral genetics

Hello, and welcome to our website. We are so excited that you have decided to stop by, as we have so much to show you about our studies. Using fruit fly as a model organism, we study genetic regulation of behaviors induced by psychostimulants, sleep and longevity.

Find out about our…

Main interests

Genetic regulation of behaviors that occur after consumption of psychostimulants cocaine and methamphetamine

Animal model

We use Drosophila melanogaster, a fruit fly, as a laboratory model organism


Our lab has all the basic instrumentation for performing behavioral measurements that relates to study of addiction, sleep and longevity

Discover our main activities…

We have a serious video…

…and a funny one too!

Flies in the classroom

Our project of introducing fruit flies in
the elementary and high school curriculum.

Where can you find us?

Our lab is located at the Department of Biotechnology
at the University of Rijeka. We are situated in a building
Sveucilisni odjeli on Campus Trsat,
with a beautiful view of Rijeka bay.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

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