62nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference

Late March, 2021 | Anywhere and Everywhere


Harmit Malik

HHMI/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Harmit Malik


Conference dates: Late March 2021
Abstract submission deadline: Mid November 2020
Larry Sandler Award nomination deadline: Late November 2020

Dear colleagues,

Due to the ongoing safety and logistical uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 62nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference will be held in a virtual format in 2021.
Although we are all disappointed to miss each other in person next year, we are planning new approaches to enhance interactivity, enrich the conference experience, and make this a fly meeting to remember!
We apologize for any inconvenience in the change in format, but we are excited to see what the fly community spirit can achieve in 2021!


Mariana Wolfner
President, Drosophila Board

Nasser Rusan, Co-Chair
Amy Kiger, Co-Chair
Michelle Arbeitman
Karen G. Hales
Nadia Singh
Guy Tanentzapf
62nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference Organizing Committee

Denise Montell, President
President, Genetics Society of America
Tracey DePellegrin, Executive Director
Executive Director, Genetics Society of America

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.

Past Conferences

2020: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) | Watch Highlight Videos | Abstract Book
2019: Dallas, TX
2018: Philadelphia, PA

2017: San Diego, CA
2016: Orlando, FL
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