On the 23rd of July in the Zoological Gardens of the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) it was created the AFRICAN SOCIETY OF DROSOPHILISTS (ASD), with the aim of promoting research and teaching using Drosohila melanogaster as well as fostering collaboration among all current and future african fly groups. The Council of the Society will be formed by the following members of the ASD:
Marta Vicente-Crespo, gave a seminar on 4 July 2017 in ICGEB (Trieste) with the title "DrosAfrica: Building an African Biomedical
Research Community using Drosophila”. You can watch it in YouTube.