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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Citizen Science: Teachers from Tomelloso, Granada, Alicante, Navarra and Barcelona to receive training in molecular biology techniques to implement them in High Schools.

On December 9 and 10, 2021, six secondary and primary teachers from Spain, which participate actively in the citizen science project Melanogaster: Catch The Fly! (#MelanogasterCTF), have met in the Laboratory of Evolutionary and Functional Genomics (González Lab) of Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE, CSIC-UPF) with the aim of receiving a training course in thecontinue …

Drosophila Evolution over Space and Time (DEST) – A New Population Genomics Resource

Kapun, Martin; Barron, Maite; Staubach, Fabian; Vieira, Jorge; Obbard, Darren; Wiberg, Axel R W; Goubert, Clement; Stabelli, Omar Rota; Kankare, Maaria; Haudry, Annabelle; Bogaerts-Marquez, Maria; Waidele, Lena; Kozeretska, Iryna; Pasyukova, Elena; Loeschcke, Volker; Pascual, Marta; Vieira, Cristina P; Serga, Svitlana; Montchamp-Moreau, Catherine; Abbott, Jessica; Gibert, Patricia; Porcelli, Damiano; Posnien, Nico; Sanchez-Gracia, Alejandro; Grath, Sonja; Sucena,continue …

11th DrosEU workshop was carried out with a record number of participants

The 11th European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium (DrosEU) workshop was held using a virtual format on June 21st and 22nd 2021 81 scientists working in the field of evolutionary genetics and genomics of Drosophila attended the 11th DrosEU workshop to share their knowledge and results and thus open new opportunities to collaborate and cooperate closelycontinue …

10th DrosEU Workshop in Lisbon, 24-25 February 2020

10th DrosEU Workshop in Lisbon, 24-25 February 2020 Meeting venue The meeting will take place at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) in Oeiras, a village by the sea 20 km away from Lisbon. Address of the IGC: Rua da Quinta Grande, 6, Oeiras How to get from Lisbon Airport to Oeiras? By public transportation,continue …

DrosEU/ ESEB STN Summer School on Adaptation Genomics

The DrosEU/ ESEB STN Summer School on Adaptation Genomics, took place on 23-24 August 2018 at the CNRS campus in Montpellier, right after the Evolution 2018 meeting (https://evolutionmontpellier2018.org/). By bringing together empiricists and theoreticians working on different model systems and using different approaches, this meeting promoted fruitful discussions and allowed identifying new avenues for the studycontinue …

Program of the 7th DrosEU workshop (Trento, Italy, 6-8 May 2018) now available

The 7th European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium (DrosEU) workshop was held on 6-8 May 2018 at the Fondazione Edmund Mach di San Michele all’Adige, Trento, Italy. The workshop was hosted by Omar-Rota Stabelli and featured updates from our scientific working groups as well as discussions about our planned phenotyping effort in 2019. On the secondcontinue …

6th DrosEU workshop at ESEB, Groningen, Netherlands, Sunday, 20 August 2017

The 6th DrosEU workshop at ESEB, Groningen, Netherlands, Sunday, 20 August 2017 The 6th European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium (DrosEU) workshop was held prior to the XIV Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) in Groningen, Netherlands on 20 August 2017. The workshop and a public information session were co-organized by Josefa González,continue …

Sampling season 2017

Sampling season 2017 has just started. We aim to collect D. melanogaster males into EtOH, approx. 30-40 (50) flies in one pool  for DNA extractions and subsequent sequencing. Members of the DrosEU consortium do an effort to collect flies for a minimum of 1 geographic location and 2 time points (once in summer and once incontinue …

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 …

Upcoming event – ESEB 2017 Satellite Workshop in Groningen

The next DrosEU workshop will take place as a satellite discussion workshop on Drosophila population genomics and evolution, held during the ESEB 2017 meeting in Groningen (16th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, 20-25 August 2017; Groningen, The Netherlands; https://www.eseb2017.nl). The workshop will be held on Thursday 24 August in the afternoon; pleasecontinue …

5th DrosEU workshop at IGB (Lisbon)

On the 14th and 15th, November 2016 the 5th DrosEU workshop took place at the Institute Gulbenkian de Ciência in Lisbon (Portugal) hosted by Elio Sucena. During this workshop, several topics where assessed, such us quality of the sequencing data from the 2015 fly samples, and an overview of the 2016 collections. The working groups alsocontinue …