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Drosophila Genetics and Genomics
27 July - 4 August 2014

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Now closed for applications

Established over 20 years ago, this discussion-based course continues to attract lecturers and participants at the cutting edge of Drosophila research. The intended audience is postdoctoral researchers and graduate students now working in a fly lab, or students/researchers who have recently completed a PhD in another field and are moving into Drosophila research for their postdoctoral studies. However, applicants with other backgrounds will be considered on their merits.

The course will cover advanced topics in Drosophila genetics and genomics and is organised by Dr R. Scott Hawley (Stowers Institute, USA) and Dr Casey Bergman (University of Manchester, UK). Scott and Casey now form the core teaching staff, complemented by a panel of distinguished, international guest lecturers.

Course places are limited and will be awarded on merit by the selection committee. Applicants must complete the online application form during registration (see below for details). Limited bursaries covering up to 50% of the course fee are also available (awarded on merit).

Introduction to Drosophila
Advanced genetic analysis
Transcriptomics and proteomic analysis
Recombineering and imaging
Chromatin and epigenetics
RNAi technologies
High-throughput genetic screens
Quantitative genetics
Evolution and ecology

Course organisers
R. Scott Hawley Stowers Institute, USA (bio)
Casey Bergman University of Manchester, UK (bio)

Guest lecturers
Dan Barbash Cornell University, USA
Ruth Lehmann NYU Langone Medical Centre, USA
Bruno Lemaitre EPFL, Switzerland
Therese Markow UC San Diego, USA
Lauren McIntyre University of Florida, USA
Kate O'Connor-Giles, University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA
Norbert Perrimon Harvard Medical School/HHMI, USA
Carlos Ribeiro Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal
Steve Russell University of Cambridge, UK
Pavel Tomancak MPI-CBG, Germany

A draft programme will be available shortly.

How to Apply

Registration fees
Registration with Single Accommodation   750.00

The registration fee includes all accommodation and catering for the duration of course. The registration fee will be requested at the time of confirmation of your acceptance and is payable only by debit/credit card.


Accommodation will be onsite, at The Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, for the nights of 27, 28, 29 30, 31 July & 1, 2, 3 August 2014. A 'no accommodation' option is not available as all delegates and tutors are encouraged to network throughout the meeting. 

Places on this Summer School are limited to 24 and will be awarded on merit. Applicants will be required to complete an online application form when registering.

You will be asked to complete the following information:
- Qualifications & justification for attendance
- Any relevant publications
- A scientific outline of your current research project
- Details of your supervisor. Your supervisor will then receive an e-mail requesting a supporting statement to complete your application.

Please note: Applications cannot be considered without a supervisor's supporting statement. Please notify your supervisor that they will receive an e-mail from the Wellcome Trust asking them to complete your application by submitting a supporting statement. The application deadline is 18 April 2014. The selection process will take place in May 2014 and applicants will be informed of the outcome as soos as possible.

Now closed for applications


A limited number of registration bursaries for PhD students and junior postdoctoral researchers are available (up to 50% of the registration fee) from the Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences programme. To apply, please send:
Covering letter
Now closed for bursary applications

Special Needs

The organisers of this conference would like to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. Please advise us of any special needs by contacting and by indicating it on your registration. We cannot guarantee services if they are not requested at least two weeks prior to the conference.

Travel Visas
If you require a letter of acceptance in order to obtain a travel Visa please e-mail

Further details and to enquire or register your interest, please contact the conference organiser:
Emily Rees
Directdial: +44 (0) 1223 495111
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 495131


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