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Start: 29 November 2021
End: 30 November 2021
IGC / CR / i3S

Online event

About DrosTuga2021

We are pleased to announce the 8th edition of the Portuguese Annual Drosophila Meeting (#DrosTuga2021), which aims at bringing together national and international members of the Portuguese Drosophila community, Portuguese Drosophila scientists abroad and any participants from other countries wishing to attend. The purpose is to promote open sharing of data and ideas and to provide a rich forum for discussion of new research findings and conceptual breakthroughs in an informal environment. 

Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's meeting will still be held virtually on the afternoons of the 29th and 30th of November 2021

We will have the pleasure of listening to two Keynote Speakers, whose exciting work spans a broad range of topics of interest to our community: Isabel Palacios and Nicolas Gompel. The meeting will also include selected short and long talks presented at the Plenary Sessions via Zoom, as well as two interactive Poster Sessions held in the Hopin platform with enough time for discussion and mixing between students and researchers at different stages of their career. 

Prizes for best talk and poster are waiting for you!

Attendance is FREE, but registration is compulsory. Do not miss the meeting dates and deadlines, and the updates of the programme.

Looking forward seeing all you there!

The Organizing Committee

Dates & Deadlines

Registration is free but mandatory.

Abstract submission deadline 

30th October 2021 (23:59h GMT+1)

Registration deadline 

24th November 2021 (23:59h GMT+1)

Keynote Speakers

Background image by Nicolas Gompel

Nicolas Gompel

  • Nicolas Gompel

    Nicolas Gompel is currently the chair of Evolutionary Ecology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, studies the genetic origin of trait diversification in wing formation and reproductive behaviours.

    Nicolas obtained his PhD (2001) in Montpellier, France, in Developmental Biology. From 2001-2006 he was Post-doctoral fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and the University of Cambridge, UK. Back in France he was co-PI, with Benjamin Prud'homme, at the Institute de Biologie du Développement de Marseille (CNRS)  studying the regulatory and behavioral evolution in flies. In 2013 Nicolas Gompel became Chair of Evolutionary Ecology at Faculty of Biology, LMU Munich, Germany, maintaining his focus on the genetic origin of trait diversification.

    Outside the laboratory, he is an avid entomologist and science photographer, and participated in multiple outreach actions.

    You can visit Nicola's personal lab webpage for more details.



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Isabel Palacios

  • Isabel Palacios

    Isabel M. Palacios is a Lecturer on the Nanchang Joint Programme at Queen Mary University of London and a visitor scientist at the University of Cambridge. She has extensive successful research experience with more than 20 grants and fellowships, and a long list of insightful peer-reviewed papers. Isabel has worked in various positions at the University of Cambridge for more than 20 years, after completing her PhD studies at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg.

    Her ultimate scientific aim is to contribute to the understanding of diseases, and she believes that in order to achieve this goal we need to understand fundamental cell biophysical mechanisms underpinning health. She is focusing her research in the multidisciplinary field of cell and tissue biophysics. Her major interest is on the cell biophysical function of cytoskeletal forces and proteins during germline development, although she is exploring some of her findings in other cells (e.g., neurons) and organisms (e.g., mice), in a collaborative manner. 

    Evidences of her strong interest in outreach are not only her publications related to science communication, but also her co-foundation of the DrosAfrica Trust. This charity's main mission is to help setting up a well-connected African research community that uses Drosophila as a model system for human diseases of interest in the area, capable of running high-quality projects of high impact on the biomedical field.

    You can visit her personal lab website here:

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Organizing Commitee

Clara Ferreira
CR - Champalimaud Research - Fundação Champalimaud

Florence Janody
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde da Universidade do Porto

Nelson Martins
IGC - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Pilar Okenve-Ramos
IGC - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian


Partner Institutions

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Champalimaud Research

Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saude

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

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