Drosophila species workshop announcement
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.
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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