DrosAfrica-ICGEB Workshop on Drosophila Melanogaster


DrosAfrica-ICGEB Workshop "Drosophila melanogaster in biomedical research: low-cost and profitable"

17 - 28 July, Ibadan, Nigeria

Organisers: DrosAfrica (www.drosafrica.org)
Samuel Babafemi Olaleye and Amos Abolaji
(University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

Contact: sbolaleyeyahoo.com, amos_abolajiyahoo.com,


Deadline for receipt of applications by local organiser:
5 May 2017

For information please contact the local organiser

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The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.

For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly


          www.biologists.com    www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk


After sponsorship of the "Drosophila in Biomedical Research: Affordable and Impacting" in Kenya in 2016, the ICGEB is co-organising this Workshop with DrosAfrica with the aim of impacting a wider range of communities on the use of Drosophila in biomedical research in Africa.
Theoretical sessions will take place in the mornings, followed by a discussion session before lunch. Laboratory (practical) sessions will take place in the afternoons. 

DrosAfrica has already trained over 50 people from 8 institutions in 5 different countries in Africa. The venue of this Workshop will be the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria's foremost research and training health institution, with the vision of providing quality health education that drives the development of effective health systems nationwide.

Nigeria has been an ICGEB Member State since 1991. ICGEB grants will be availble for young scientists from its network.






  • Introduction to Drosophila genetics and development

  • Genome editing

  • Drosophila as model system to study neurodegeneration and cancer

  • Toxicology

  • Drug discovery



  • Ahmed A. Adedeji - Kampala, Uganda

  • Ross Cagan - New York, USA

  • Fabian Feiguin - Trieste, Italy

  • Dolores Martín-Bermudo - Seville, Spain

  • Silvia Muñoz-Descalzo - Bath, UK

  • Isabel Palacios - Cambridge, UK

  • Marta Vicente-Crespo - Kampala, Uganda

  • Nahuel Villegas - Alicante, Spain

  • Timothy Weil - Cambridge, UK

  • Ponchang Wuyep - Jos, Nigeria



  • Attendance is subject to selection

  • Members of African institutions, especially women, are strongly encouraged to apply

  • All participants are encouraged to stay at the University of Ibadan Campus, to further interact with the faculty



Grants covering accommodation during the Workshop and/or travel contribution will be available to a selected number of nationals of ICGEB Member States and other African participants.



Submit your application on-line by 5 May 2017.


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