USED SCIENCE HARDWARE:
- Aquarius-B hardware,
including transport container-incubator, which accommodates
a set of ROO biocontainers;
- GEN Biocontainers,
presenting a set of reservoirs accommodating Drosophila
- Biological transport container BIO-01,
to upload and return biocontainers to and from ISS
- Temperature data logger.
USED FLIGHT HARDWARE:
CREW SUPPORT ITEMS:
- Camcorder SONY DSR PD-15-P
Studies of the effects of the Space environment
on the pattern of gene expression of Drosophila melanogaster
pupae exposed to Microgravity during their development.
The sequencing of the Drosophila genome has made possible
genomic and proteomic studies, especially those involving
microarrays. The microarray analysis will allow to
identify the extent of gene expression changes that
occur in Microgravity using a key model system such
Exposition of Drosophila melanogaster pupae on the
Microgravity exposition of Drosophila melanogaster
pupae in GEN biocontainers.