Meet face-to-face with the Drosophila research community at TAGC 2020! The meeting’s unique format offers multiple opportunities for you to share your work, learn about the latest research and tools, build community, and recruit newcomers to the field. Catch up with colleagues at the opening night Drosophila mixer and at designated community meeting spots throughout the meeting. We’ll make it easy to spot Drosophila people and posters via signage and badges. When it comes to attending talks, you won’t be forced to choose between Drosophila and your favorite topic; Community Sessions and Thematic Sessions are held at different times, so there will be no need to miss out.
Don’t miss the Annual Drosophila Research Conference!
Do you normally attend the Annual Drosophila Research Conference? TAGC incorporates this meeting for 2020, so if you miss TAGC you will miss your regular community meeting. Be sure to submit by December 13, 2019 to be considered for a talk in either the Drosophila Sessions or the Thematic Sessions.
What’s the hashtag?
The conference hashtag is #TAGC20. Use the #Dros20 community-specific hashtag alongside #TAGC20 to allow everyone to follow along!
Ethan Bier, University of California San Diego
Michael Buszczak, University of Texas Southwestern
Alex Gould, Francis Crick Institute
Sally Horne-Badovinac, University of Chicago
Amanda Larracuente, University of Rochester
Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, Columbia University
Marta Zlatic, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
If you submit an abstract, it will be reviewed and scheduled in one of three types of sessions:
Poster and Thematic Sessions will feature research from all communities, while Drosophila Community Sessions will be dedicated to research on fruit flies.
Lynn Cooley, Yale University
Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine
Helen McNeil, Washington University in St Louis
Brian Oliver, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases
Larry Sandler Award
The Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture is presented by an outstanding recent PhD graduate on the opening night of the Conference. The award 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.
Any student completing a PhD in an area of Drosophila research between July 2018 and December 2019 is eligible and may be nominated by his/her thesis advisor.
All nominations must be submitted by the student’s thesis advisor and should include the following:
Please combine all requested nomination information into one pdf and send to Barbara Mellone at firstname.lastname@example.org for receipt by December 19, 2019.
|Bruce Edgar, 1988||Sean McGuire, 2004|
|Kate Harding, 1989||Elissa Hallem, 2005|
|Michael Dickinson, 1990||Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos, 2006|
|Maurice Kernan, 1991||Yu-Chiun Wang, 2007|
|Doug Kellogg, 1992||Adam A. L. Friedman, 2008|
|David Schneider, 1993||Timothy T. Weil, 2009|
|Kendal Broadie, 1994||Leonardo Koerich, 2010|
|David Begun, 1995||Daniel Babcock, 2011|
|Chaoyong Ma, 1996||Stephanie Turner Chen, 2012|
|Abby Dernburg, 1997||Weizhe Hong, 2013|
|Nir Hacohen, 1998||Ruei-Jiun Hung, 2014|
|Terence Murphy, 1999||Zhao Zhang, 2015|
|Bin Chen, 2000||Alejandra Figueroa-Clarevega, 2016|
|James Wilhelm, 2001||Danny E. Miller, 2017|
|Matthew C. Gibson, 2002||Lucy Liu, 2018|
|Sinisa Urban, 2003||Laura Fairbanks Seeholzer, 2019|
Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award
The Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award supports travel costs for undergraduate GSA members who are engaged in research to attend the Annual Drosophila Research Conference. The award also includes presenting Drosophila research at TAGC 2020.
Apply by November 27. UPDATE: Deadline: January 15. Visit Finnerty Award Page »
Drosophila Image Award
The Drosophila Image Award was established in 2004 to recognize compelling images that communicate important findings in Drosophila research. Any image from a paper that has been accepted for publication in the calendar year preceding the Conference is eligible and can be submitted by the researcher who generated it. The Award is given to the most striking image and video that clearly convey an important biological result.
Details of the competition and Award Committee members can be found at www.drosophila-images.org.
2019: Dallas, TX
2018: Philadelphia, PA
2017: San Diego, CA
2016: Orlando, FL
2015: Chicago, IL
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2013: Washington, DC
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2010: Washington, DC
2009: Chicago, IL
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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