DrosEU Working Groups

Events

DrosEU/ESEB STN Summer school: “Integrating -omics approaches for eco-evolutionary research”

We are thrilled to announce the DrosEU/ESEB STN Summer school on “Integrating -omics approaches for eco-evolutionary research” that will take place on 13-14 August 2022 in Prague, immediately before the ESEB 2022 meeting (https://www.eseb2022.cz). Omics analyses hold great promise to understand both ultimate and proximate causes of phenotypic adaptation at different hierarchical levels, and cutting-edgecontinue …

ESEB 2022 DrosEU Symposium “Progress and Prospects in Adaptation Genomics”

The aim of this symposium is to bring together evolutionary biologists interested in using genomics to understand adaptive processes and evolutionary history and to discuss recent progress and future prospects in this field. Population genomics deals with three fundamental questions: (1) How much genetic variation exists in populations? (2) How is this variation maintained? (3)continue …

News

Life History Traits in Two Drosophila Species Differently Affected by Microbiota Diversity under Lead Exposure

Beribaka, M.; Jelić, M.; Tanasković, M.; Lazić, C.; Stamenković-Radak, M. Life History Traits in Two Drosophila Species Differently Affected by Microbiota Diversity under Lead Exposure. Insects 2021, 12, 1122. Simple Summary Microbiota have a significant functional role in the life of the host, including immunity, lifespan and reproduction. Drosophila species are attractive model organisms for investigating microbiota diversity from different aspects duecontinue …

Opportunities

The data obtained by the European citizen science project #MelanogasterCTF was used to create the Drosophila Evolution over Space and Time (DEST), the world’s largest fruit fly genomic data repository.

The European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium (DrosEU), together with the North American Real Time Evolution Consortium (DrosRTEC) has published a new article, Drosophila Evolution over Space and Time (DEST) – A new population genomics resource, in the prestigious journal Molecular Biology and Evolution using, among other samples, the samples of natural populations of Drosophila melanogastercontinue …

Melanogaster Catch The Fly!

Josefa González and her team at the Laboratory of Evolutionary and Functional Genomics are leading the Melanogaster Catch the Fly outreach project. This is the first European citizen science network in adaptation genomics. Through direct involvement, the proposal aims to bring science to students and teachers within the framework of the first scientific project in genomics adaptationcontinue …