Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to invite you to attend the DrosAfrica Online Workshop 2021. is a community of scientists with an interest in learning how Drosophila is used to solve fundamental problems in biology and disease. Over the past many years, we have been teaching and working together through workshops across the African continent.

DrosAfrica founder Dolores Martín Bermudo (Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo) has received the prestigious 2021 Suffrage Science award in the Engineering and Physical Sciences. Suffrage Science pioneer Professor Fisher said: “We dreamed up the awards scheme to celebrate the contribution that women have made to science, which often gets overlooked. This is as important now as it was ten years ago. This year’s awardees join a community of over 148 women scientists.