The Drosophila research community in Scotland is composed of a total of 24 laboratories in the 4 major cities, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. The community has had little overall interaction until 2009, when the first Scottish Drosophila Research Conference took place in Edinburgh. With the generous support of the Genetics Society it was possible to organise the second Scottish Drosophila Research Conference in Dundee.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Growth and Differentiation in Development and Disease” and we have speakers from Glasgow (Julian Dow), from Edinburgh (Hiro Okhura, Andrew Jarman, Margarete Heck, Mark Ditzel) and Dundee (Mikael Bjorklund).
The meeting also features a special keynote lecture by our very own Prof. Kate Storey. There will be additional short presentations from selected abstracts, a poster session and trade stands over lunch. This is an excellent opportunity for everyone to learn about ongoing research using the Drosophila model in Scotland.