Drosophila genetics and genomics – Course and Conference Office

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Drosophila genetics and genomics


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Course overview

The fruit fly Drosophila has played a leading role in the discovery and dissection of basic biological processes, uncovering general principles of development, evolution and disease. Almost a century of research has generated a powerful genetic toolbox that provides a unique arsenal of methods that can tackle almost any biological question. This, combined with exciting new technologies developed in recent years have changed the way Drosophila research is conducted, enabling biologists to address questions that were impossible to study before. 

The course has three main objectives:

– First, to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists, by providing an up-to-date overview and hands-on training of contemporary and classic topics, spanning state-of-the-art techniques in genetics, imaging, and genomics. Participants will obtain an essential knowledge base combined with practical training, forming a launch-pad for their research.

– Second, to stimulate the exchange of ideas between established and early-career scientists, enabling participants to better direct their research trajectory.

– Third, to provide networking opportunities, hence fostering collaborations and career development.

The new course combines interactive theoretical discussions that have been successfully used to train generations of Drosophila researchers for nearly 30 years combined with cutting-edge experimental approaches taught by experts in the field.


The course is aimed at PhD students and early post-doctoral researchers who are using Drosophila to answer diverse research questions.


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Date: 16 - 21 Jul 2023

Location: EMBL Heidelberg

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


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