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.

Dr Dolores Martin-Bermudo

Dr Dolores Martin-Bermudo has been newly elected as member of EMBO. EMBO is an organization of more than 1800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.