Drosophila species workshop announcement

Marc Brabant brabant at u.arizona.edu
Tue Aug 7 15:40:00 EST 2001

Drosophila species workshop - October 27-28 - University of Arizona

The Tucson Drosophila Species Stock Center will hold a two day workshop for ten investigators interested in learning to identify different Drosophila species, prepare culture medium for species with different dietary requirements, and become familiar with culture techniques necessary to successfully utilize non melanogaster Drosophila species in their research. Participants should plan to arrive in Tucson by Friday evening, October 26 and leave no earlier than Sunday evening October 28. The $250 registration fee will include all instruction, instructional materials, continental breakfasts, Friday evening reception, Saturday night dinner. The Center for Insect Science will assist students with limited funds in finding housing with UA graduate students. 

The course will begin with an introduction to Drosophila morphology, instruction in using Drosophila species keys, and in polytene chromosome analysis. The melanogaster, obscura, repleta and virilis groups have been selected as the models for this year's course. Other groups such as the Hawaiian Drosophila and immigrans species group will be covered in future workshops. The current workshop will include instruction in preparation of various diets for specific species groups. Instructors include Dr. Wyatt Anderson, Dr. William Heed, Dr. Patrick O'Grady, Dr Scott Pitnick and Dr. Marvin Wasserman.

To apply send a letter that includes a brief statement of your research interests and why the workshop would be valuable to you in achieving your research goals to: insects at arl.arizona.edu

The class will be filled in order of receipt of applications, so please respond asap if you are interested in attending.

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