Meeting Organizers

Tin Tin Su, Chair
Gio Bosco
Pamela Geyer
Noah K. Whiteman

59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference

April 11 - April 15, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

Thanks for a great #Dros18! The next meeting is the 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, which will be held in Dallas, Tx, March 27–31, 2019.

The 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference is the premier meeting for Drosophila researchers, including students, postdocs, research staff, PIs, and educators. The conference will be held April 11–15, 2018 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Share your research with the fruit fly community and learn about the latest results and techniques. As many as 1,000 presentations cover the full diversity of Drosophila investigations, from genetics, to molecular biology, cell biology, development, immunology, physiology, neuroscience, evolution, and more.

Early career scientists, including postdocs and students, will benefit from networking events, career and publishing workshops, presentation and poster review opportunities, and other initiatives designed by the Genetics Society of America to prepare attendees for success during their training and careers.

You can join the conversation on social media using #DROS18.

Plenary Speakers

Yashi Ahmed
Irene Chiolo
Cassandra Extavour
Tatsushi Igaki
Leonie Moyle
Michael O'Connor

Ben Ohlstein
Anandasankar Ray
Julien Royet
Ting Wu
Amir Yassin
Daniela Zarnescu

To learn more, vist the Invited Speakers page.


About the art
Drosophila wing imaginal discs with GFP expression (green) driven by the nab dorsal wing margin enhancer (DWME). This enhancer integrates orthogonal signals from the Notch and Dpp/BMP signaling pathways in an Apterous-dependent manner in the dorsal compartment. The nab DWME is studied to reveal insights into selector licensing of enhancer signal integration. Each disc was co-stained with DAPI (cyan) and either Wingless, Patched, or Engrailed (magenta). See Stroebele and Erives. Image courtesy of Elizabeth Stroebele.