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prof. dr. J.C. Billeter

Associate professor Neurogenetics of social and sexual behaviour

Dr. Jean-Christophe Billeter


Neurogenetics of social and sexual behavior in Drosophila melanogaster


Neurogenetics, Sex Determination, Social and sexual Behavior, Drosophila melanogaster, Chemosensory Systems, Pheromones, Cuticular Hydrocarbons.


1997             Biology, Bachelor, University of Geneva.

1999             Biology, Master, University of Geneva.

2003             PhD, University of Glasgow.

Scientific Career:

2011-            University of Groningen, Netherlands.

                     Topic : Neurogenetics of social behaviour.

2007-10        University of Toronto, Canada, with Dr. Joel D. Levine.

                    Topic: Olfactory and neural pathways underlying social experience in Drosophila melanogaster.

2003-06        University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, with Dr. Stephen F. Goodwin.

                      Topic: Neuroanatomical and functional analysis of neurons controlling male sexual behavior in Drosophila.

1999-2003    University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, with Dr. Stephen F. Goodwin.

                    Topic: Targeting fruitless neurons: neurogenetic dissection of male sexual behaviour in Drosophila.

1997-98        Brandeis University, USA with Prof. Jeffrey C. Hall

                     Topic : Generation of Gal4-UAS transgenes to study the function of the fruitless gene in Drosophila.

Society Membership:

Nederlandse vereniging voor Gedragbiologie (Dutch Behavioral Biology Society).

Last modified:23 January 2015 1.35 p.m.

Contact information

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