Workshops and Symposia

2011 Drosophila Species Workshop X

October 27-30, 2011
UC San Diego - Muir Biology Building Room 1103

Wednesday October 26

Arrival of instructors and participants to La Jolla Shores Hotel

Thursday October 27

8:00 AMDepart hotel for campus
8:30 AMIntroductions
8:45 AMIntroduction to morphological characters used in Drosophila identification, primer on keys (O’Grady)
9:15 AM Overview of the Drosophila genus, examining species, practice using keys
12:30 PM Lunch on your own
2:00 PM The melanogaster group (O’Grady, Watada)
2:45 PM Keying out melanogaster group flies
5:00 PM Reception and Mexican food dinner at Mandeville Suite, Tioga Hall
8:00 PM Shuttle to La Jolla Shores Hotel

Friday October 28

8:00 AM Depart hotel for campus
8:30 AM The obscura group (Schaeffer)
9:15 AM Keying out obscura group flies
11:00 AM Life history variation and its importance in rearing and experiments with different species (Markow)
12:00 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 PM Drosophila cytology, polytene chromosomes (Schaeffer)
3:30 PM Mating behavior experiments
4:30 PM The National Bio-Resource Project in Japan (Watada)
5:30 PM Return to hotel
6:00 PM Dinner on your own

Saturday October 29

8:30 AM Collecting wild Drosophila from UCSD campus
10:30 AM Identification of wild caught flies
12:00 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 PM The repleta group (Markow, O’Grady)
2:00 PM Keying out repleta group flies
3:30 PM Genitalia preparations for species identification (Richmond)
5:00 PM Return to hotel
6:00 PM Reception- La Jolla Shores Hotel Acapulco Terrace
7:00 PM Dinner - Acapulco Room
8:00 PM Dr. Cassandra Extavour, speaker

Sunday October 30

8:30 AM FlyBase Demo (Schaeffer)
10:30 AM The virilis group (Markow)
11:00 AM Key out virilis group flies
12:00 PM Lunch brought in (sandwiches, etc.)
1:00 PM Internal anatomy: reproductive tracts (Markow)
1:30 PM Dissections of reproductive tracts
2:30 PM Key out additional flies, practice, questions
4:00 PM Adjourn and return to hotel or to airport