Isabel, Marta, and Lola, our Founder Mothers, have published a World View article on DrosAfrica in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology: The humble fruit fly is helping the African science community to thrive. Using the powerful model system Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly), DrosAfrica is helping to create an interconnected community of biomedical scientists. DrosAfrica is now aiming at creating African institutes that will allow researchers to run impactful biomedical projects. For this, long term sustainable funding is urgently needed.
Palacios, I., Vicente-Crespo, M. & Martín-Bermudo, M.D. The humble fruit fly is helping the African science community to thrive. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41580-020-00283-0