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You are invited to attend the 57th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, sponsored by The Genetics Society of America. The Conference will be held July 13-17, 2016 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

This is the premier meeting for students, postdoctoral scholars, research staff and principal investigators studying Drosophila melanogaster. Share your research and learn about the latest findings at this leading edge conference. As many as 1,000 presentations means there is something for everyone. In addition to talks, students will also have the chance to participate in several education and career development sessions.

You won't want to miss this meeting where you can build relationships that are key to future collaborations.

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Financial Assistance is available to help individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the meeting. Awards are available for postdocs, graduate and undergraduates in addition to MaPD ChildCare Grants. Check out the Awards page for details on applying. The deadline for applications has been extended to March 23

Join Us July 13-17 in Orlando, Florida



Michael Levine, Princeton University

William McGinnis, University of California, San Diego

Matthew Scott, Carnegie Institute for Science

Moderator - Cassandra Extavour, Harvard University 



Pamela Geyer

University of Iowa

Artyom Kopp

University of California, Davis

Pierre Léopold

Institut Valrose Biologie

Ingrid Lohmann

Heidelberg University

Adam Martin


Duojia (DJ) Pan

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Iris Salecker

Francis Crick Institute

Annette Schenck

Radboud University Medical Center


57th Annual Drosophila Research Conference Awards

Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards - established to support travel costs for undergraduates engaged in research to attend the Annual Drosophila Research Conference.

Drosophila Image Award - established in 2004 to recognize compelling images that communicate important findings in Drosophila research.

Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture - this award serves to honor Dr. Sandler for his many contributions to Drosophila genetics and his exceptional dedication to the training of Drosophila biologists. Deadline January 15

You can view a complete list of Awards here.



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January 4, 2016

Abstract Submission Open


January 15, 2016

Larry Sandler Award Submission Deadline


January 21, 2016

Registration Open


February 16, 2016

Workshop Applications Due


March 23, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline
Early Registration (Discounted) Deadline


May 2016

Author Presentation Notification


June 1, 2016

Hotel Registration Deadline


June 29, 2016

Advance Registration Deadline

Conference Organizers

Susan Celniker, Chair

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

David Bilder

University of California, Berkeley

Nancy Bonini

University of Pennsylvania, HHMI

Ross Cagan

Mount Sinai School of Medicine


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When considering the cost/benefit of registering, remember that face-to-face meetings is the most effective forum to network, share research and form collaborations.

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For Visa Purposes Customized letters of invitation can only be issued to individuals who have submitted an abstract or to confirmed registrants (those who have paid the meeting registration fees).

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The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) takes place at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

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The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) is a meeting that, for the first time, brings together seven different genetics research communities for a one of a kind event.