2012 Drosophila Species Workshop XI

Thursday, October 18th - Sunday, October 21st

The Drosophila Species Stock Center at the University of California, San Diego hosts the annual Drosophila Species Workshop the last weekend in October at the UCSD campus in La Jolla, California. 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.

Applications currently being accepted. Please send a one-page statement of your research interests and why the workshop will be valuable to you to Dr. Maxi Richmond, UCSD Drosophila Species Stock Center: mrichmond@ucsd.edu.

Schedule for 2012 Drosophila Species Workshop XI

Schedules from Previous Workshops


    2009 Drosophila Species Workshop IX

    • 2009 Workshop Group Photo
    • 2009 Workshop Field Session

    2011 Drosophila Species Workshop X

    • 2011 Workshop Group Photo
    • 2011 Workshop Field Session