DrosAfrica-ICGEB Workshop on Drosophila melanogaster in African biomedical research in connection with The First African Society of Drosophilists Scientific Meeting . 15-20 September, Ibadan, Nigeria
Isabel Palacios, founder of DrosAfrica, received the 2019 Suffrage Science award to recognise her scientific achievements and ability to inspire others. Congratulations Isabel !
DrosAfrica regrets to inform that due to administrative problems beyond our control the September Workshop in Tanta University will be postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.
In DrosAfrica's continued commitment to expand the use of fruit fly as a research model world-wide, Tim Weil was funded to teach on the inaugural "Drosophila melanogaster models for neurodegenerative diseases" in Trieste Italy, 17-20 April. He delivered multiple lectures on topics including mRNA biology, local translation and bimolecular condensate, as well as lead practical sessions. This course was part of the ICGEB series for 2018 and was organised by DrosAfrica collaborator Fabian Feiguin. DrosAfrica and ICGEB look forward to working together again in the near future.