Drosophila Research Conference

The Drosophila Research Conference, informally known as "the fly meeting", is an annual meeting of Drosophila researchers held in North America since 1958.[1] It is the principal research gathering for "Drosophilists", and is international in scope, drawing 1500 participants in a typical year.[1] The conference is sponsored by the Genetics Society of America (GSA).

Several significant awards are made annually at the conference, including:

  • Larry Sandler Memorial Award (established 1988; a platform lecture is made)
  • Drosophila Image Award (established 2004)
  • GSA Novitski Prize
  • GSA Medal


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