Single cell approaches in Drosophila research
This workshop has as main goal to bring together Drosophila researchers using single-cell genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenomic approaches to build comprehensive cell atlases and infer regulatory mechanisms underlying different developmental stages and disease models.
The gut workshop
This workshop has as main goal to bring together Drosophila researchers interested in the gut, from a developmental or physiological point of view. This includes research focusing on stem cells, microbiota, aging, neuropeptides, digestion, interorgan communication and many more.
How context and internal state shape behavior
Internal and behavioral states critically alter how animals perceive the world and make decisions. This workshop will combine speakers addressing the mechanisms of how different states from sleep to reproduction impact on neural processing and behavior.
Interactions between the sexes
Interactions between male and female flies are centered around mating and can occur before copulation (e.g. perception, courtship, and mate choice), during copulation (e.g. ejaculate transfer and processing), or after copulation (e.g. fertilization and seminal fluid-mediated effects on female physiology and behavior). This workshop will explore both the genetic and mechanistic basis of sexual interactions as well as the role of evolutionary forces like sexual conflict in shaping these interactions.
Engineering non-melanogaster drosophilids and other insects
This workshop will bring together researchers developing methods to genetically-engineer ecologically-diverse drosophilids and more divergent insect species, to enable comparative functional analysis across the breadth of insect biology.
The immune system beyond infection
Recent studies have revealed novel immune pathways and phagocytosis outside of infection. This workshop will explore the role of the immune system in development, neurodegeneration, cancer and aging.