University of Jos Seminars

DrosAfrica: Building an African Biomedical Research Community using Drosophila

February 15, 2016 – February 16, 2016

Drosophila as a research model: potential in drug discovery
By Dr. I. Palacios (University of Cambridge, UK; DrosAfrica co-founder) and Prof. A. Adedeji (nstitute of Biomedical Research, KIU, Uganda; DrosAfrica trainee)

DrosAfrica: goals, achievements and way forward.
By Dr. M. Vicente-Crespo (Institute of Biomedical Research, KIU, Uganda; DrosAfrica co-founder)

Drosophila melanogaster has an enormous potential for African biomedical studies. It is a powerful system for modeling human diseases and insect transmitted infections. It also allows for rapid, cheap and thorough screen of drugs, plant extracts and other compounds in the search for disease treatments.

Africa Centre Of Excellence in Phytomedicine Research & Development
University of Jos
Jos, Plateau State

CONTACTS: Prof. Francis K. Okwuasaba +234 (0) 803 678 9597. Prof. Sunday O. Otimenyin +234 (0) 803 631 9517. E-mail:

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