Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to invite you to attend the DrosAfrica Online Workshop 2020. 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.

By Ferdinand Reus from Arnhem, Holland - Two old ones<br>CC BY-SA 2.0,

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.