Join us at #Dros25

66th Annual Drosophila Research Conference

March 19–23, 2025 | Town and Country Resort | San Diego, CA

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Annual Drosophila Research Conference

The Annual Drosophila Research Conference is the premier meeting for Drosophila researchers. As many as 1,000 presentations cover the full diversity of Drosophila investigations, from genetics to molecular biology, cell biology, development, immunology, physiology, neuroscience, evolution, and more.

Upcoming Conferences

66th Annual Drosophila Research Conference
March 19–23, 2025
Town and Country Resort
San Diego, CA

67th Annual Drosophila Research Conference
March 4–8, 2026
Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago, IL

Past Conferences

The Allied Genetics Conference
March 6–10, 2024
National Harbor
Washington DC Metro Area

2023: Chicago, IL and Online
2022: San Diego, CA and Online | Watch Highlight Videos | Abstract Book
2021: #Dros21 Online Watch Highlight Videos | Abstract Book
2020: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) | Watch Highlight Videos | Abstract Book
2019: Dallas, TX | Program Book
2018: Philadelphia, PA | Program Book
2017: San Diego, CA
2016: Orlando, FL | Program Book
2015: Chicago, IL
2014: San Diego, CA
2013: Washington, DC
2012: Chicago, IL
2011: San Diego, CA
2010: Washington, DC
2009: Chicago, IL
2008: San Diego, CA
2007: Philadelphia, PA
2006: Houston, TX
2005: San Diego, CA
2004: Washington, DC
2003: Chicago, IL
2002: San Diego, CA
2001: Washington, DC
2000: Pittsburgh, PA


Larry Sandler Award

The Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture is presented by an outstanding recent PhD graduate on the opening night of the Conference. We invite you to nominate candidates for the lecture, which was established in 1988 by the colleagues, friends, and students of Dr. Larry Sandler after his untimely death in 1987. The award serves to honor Dr. Sandler for his many contributions to Drosophila genetics and his exceptional dedication to the training of Drosophila biologists. The winner receives complimentary registration for the Annual Drosophila Research Conference as well as a lifetime membership in GSA.

Learn more about eligibility, the nomination process, and past recipients, as well as the deadline for the most recent cycle >>

Drosophila Community Service Award

The Fly Board offers the Drosophila Community Service Award to raise awareness within the Drosophila community about the depth and diversity of efforts supporting its success. More information is coming soon.

Learn more about the Drosophila Community Service Award >>

Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards

Named to honor the memory of Victoria Finnerty, this award helps support travel costs for undergraduates presenting their Drosophila research at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference.

Learn more about the Victoria Finnerty Awards ≫

Drosophila Image Award

The Drosophila Image Award recognizes compelling images that communicate important findings in Drosophila research.

Learn more about the Image Awards ≫

Poster Awards

Awards will be given for the best poster presentations by GSA undergraduate and graduate student members. Judges take both scientific merit and clarity of presentation into account. You must be the first AND presenting author on the abstract to be eligible for an award. You must also be a GSA student member at the time you submit your abstract and must check the option during abstract submission to enter your poster in the competition.

Learn more about the Poster Awards >>