Welcome to the 25th European Drosophila Research Conference 2017

Due to very high numbers of registrants, registration for the conference is now closed. We are exploring  whether or not the venue can accommodate an increase in numbers. If so, we will reopen registration and poster abstracts for a limited period only.
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The European Drosophila Research Conference (EDRC) is the main scientific conference for the European fruit fly research community. It takes place every two years in a European city and draws approximately 600 delegates from all over the world.

The EDRC covers the whole breadth of Drosophila research, from evolution and development through to neurobiology, immunology, metabolism and cancer research. It acts as a major conduit for scientific communication in Europe and has a strong training remit as the majority of platform speakers are chosen from abstracts submitted by early career researchers. The 2017 edition is the 25th EDRC and will take place at Imperial College London’s campus at South Kensington. 

 Latest News

  • Late breaking abstracts are being accepted! Please email kate.murray@hg3.co.uk for more information
  • Registration has now closed due to a high number of registrants. For more information click here.
  • We have new sponsors! Click here to see who they are.
  • At the London Fly Meeting on 16th Nov it was announced that the winner of the EDRC logo competition is Alice Yuen, a neuroscience student at UCL. Alice received warm congratulations, £100 and her very creative logo now appears on the EDRC website and official correspondence.
  • Click here to see a list of newly confirmed Workshop Organisers
  • Click here to see the latest scientific programme updates
  • The Francis Crick Institute has been announced as the co-organiser for EDRC 2017

Plenary Speakers:

Suzanne Eaton (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany)

Marc Freeman (University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States)

Ruth Lehmann (NYU School of Medicine, United States)

Bruno Lemaitre (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Benjamin Prud'homme (Aix-Marseille Université, France)

Jordan Raff (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

Amita Sehgal (University of Pennsylvania, United States)


The EDRC Organisers would like to thank the following organisations for their generous support of the conference: