Drosophila species workshop announcement

Kevin Cook kcook at bio.indiana.edu
Mon Aug 13 16:52:37 EST 2001


From: Marc Brabant
Subject: Drosophila species workshop announcement

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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