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52nd Genetics Society of America Drosophila Research Conference announced

Bethesda, MD (January 11, 2011)-- The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce the 52nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, March 30-April 3, 2011 at the Town & Country Resort & Conference Center, San Diego, California. This annual meeting brings together basic research scientists, who study genetic models in Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, whose hereditary traits Thomas Hunt Morgan first studied nearly a century ago. Research in Drosophila continues to push the boundaries of our knowledge of genetics and biology, including human biology.

Representatives of the media are cordially invited to attend the scientific presentations. If you are interested in attending, please contact: Phyllis Edelman,, 301-634-7302 to register.


Plenary Sessions: Plenary Sessions will cover the breadth of contemporary research being conducted in Drosophila from population genetics, neurobiology to chromosome biology. For more information on the meeting, see the website at

Session I: Thursday, March 31, 8:30 AM 12:10 PM
Session II: Sunday, April 3, 8:30 AM 12:15 PM

  • Kami Ahmad (Harvard Medical School)
  • Vivian Budnik (University of Mass Medical School)
  • Anna Dornhaus (University of Arizona)
  • Paul Garrity (Brandeis University)
  • Lawrence Goldstein (University of California San Diego)
  • Eric Lai (Sloan-Kettering Institute)
  • Brian Lazzaro (Cornell University)
  • Therese Markow (University of California San Diego)
  • Linda Partridge (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne and University College London, UK)
  • Eric Wieschaus (Princeton University)
  • Patricia Wittkopp (University of Michigan)
  • Igor Zhimulev (Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medical, Novosibirsk, Russia)


The 52nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference is open to print, online and broadcast news media and freelance science, medical and health writers on a verifiable assignment from an established news source. Complimentary meeting registration will be available to members of the media who provide appropriate press credentials and identification.

To register for the meeting and all other media inquiries, please contact: Phyllis Edelman, GSA Public Relations and Communications Manager,, or phone: 301-634-7302.


Contact: Phyllis Edelman
Genetics Society of America

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