Oct 12- Drosophila Studies in Nutrition, Microbials, and Toxicity

13:00 Introduction

13:15 Amos Abolaji U Ibadan, Nigeria "Drosophila melanogaster: An Emerging Model System in Toxicology"
14:00 Adam Dobson U Glasgow, UK "How do diet and gut bacteria determine lifelong health?"
14:45 Nichole A. Broderick Johns Hopkins University, US “Fly microbiota effects on development”
15:30 Carlos Ribeiro Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal "The gourmet fly: dissecting the mechanisms underlying feeding decisions"

Oct 13- Disease and Aging in Drosophila

13:00 Introduction

13:15 Hammed Badmos U Liverpool, UK "Drosophila egg: a model for invasive migration and epithelial integrity"
14:00 Cayetano González IRB, Spain "Learning about malignant growth from Drosophila brain tumours"
14:45 Laura Towart My Personal Therapy, UK "Drosophila and Cancer: Avatars for Personalized Medicine"
15:30 Linda Partridge UCL, UK "Intervening in ageing to prevent age-related diseases"
16:15 Mohamed L. Salem Tanta U, Egypt "Role of center of excellence in research in fostering biomedical research in Africa"

Oct 14- Development of Drosophila

13:00 Introduction

13:15 Aissette Baanannou Centre of Biotech, Tunisia "Cis-regulatory programs in the development and evolution of Drosophila appendages"
14:00 Julia Cordero U Glasgow, UK "Drosophila to study the adult intestine and its role in whole body health"
14:45 Eugenia Piddini U Bristol, UK "The ins and outs of cell competition and why you should care"
15:30 Mónica Bettencourt-Dias Inst Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal "The Cytoskeleton in Development and Disease"
16:15 Mahmoud Abdel-Aty Zewail City, Egypt Career advice