After our successful workshops in Uganda and the establishment of a Drosophila lab in Kampala International University (Ishaka, Uganda), we would like to expand our approach to other countries and institutions with an interest on higher education. The next workshop organised by DrosAfrica will take place at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi (Kenya), from September the 5th to the 17th, 2016. ICIPE is one of the best and better-known institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to establish ICIPE as another reference centre (after KIU in Uganda) to train African researchers in Drosophila genetics, because we strongly believe it has an enormous potential for developmental and biomedical studies.

The main topics of the workshop will be: Introduction to Drosophila genetics and development; Genome editing; Host-pathogen and host-symbiont interactions; Drosophila as model system to study human diseases; Insecticide resistance, and Drug discovery.

This two weeks workshop will be extremely intensive and will consist in theoretical lectures in the morning, practical laboratory sessions in the afternoon and open discussions in the evening. All participants and faculty will be accommodated in the ICIPE guesthouse.

In collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology:

Take a look at the Workshop poster
Registration costs: US$100 (only attendance) or US$400 (attendance and accommodation). Priority will be given to applicants from African countries. A small number of grants covering the registration and/or traveling costs are available. ICGEB Grants available for selected participants who are ICGEB Member State nationals, with preference being given to students and junior scientists in the early stage of their career currently residing outside of Kenya.

Submission deadline for new applications is now closed.

The faculty

Prof Ahmed A. Adedeji (Ishaka, Uganda)
Prof María Domínguez (Alicante, Spain)
Dr Fabian Feiguin (Trieste, Italy)
Prof Richard ffrench-Constant (Exeter, UK)
Dr Acaimo González-Reyes (Seville, Spain)
Dr Jeremy Herren (Nairobi, Kenya)
Prof Bruno Lemaitre (Laussane, Switzerland)
Dr Dolores Martín-Bermudo (Seville, Spain)
Dr Silvia Muñoz-Descalzo (Bath, UK)
Dr Steven Nyanjom (Nairobi, Kenya)
Dr Isabel Palacios (Cambridge, UK)
Dr Marta Vicente-Crespo (Ishaka, Uganda)
Dr Timothy Weil (Cambridge, UK)
Dr William Wood (Bristol, UK)


We are indebted to the following organisations and persons for their support: