2014 Drosophila Species Workshop XII
Drosophila Species Workshop XII was held at the 2014 Drosophila Research Conference in San Diego!
We are in the process of finalizing dates for the next workshop to be held in the Spring of 2016, we will post an update as soon as we have more information.
The main goal of the workshop is to teach participants how to incorporate non-melanogaster Drosophila species into their research program. Students are introduced to Drosophila systematics, rearing and husbandry techniques, how to design and conduct mating experiments, how to collect flies from wild populations, and analysis of polytene chromosomes. In addition, workshop participants learn the key morphological traits necessary for identifying Drosophila species, and work in depth with the D. melanogaster, D. obscura, D. repleta, and D. virilis species groups along with instructors that specialize in each of these groups to facilitate the process of keying out specimens.
Workshop participants include domestic and international Drosophila researchers that use a variety of techniques pertaining to studies in genomics, proteomics, systems biology, microbial genetics, developmental biology, chromosome biology, and ecological genetics.