The annual Portuguese meeting of researchers working with Drosophila melanogaster will occur tomorrow at the University of Algarve. This meeting commonly known as DrosTuga is an extremely informal forum for science discussion about ongoing research projects in this field. For more information use this link:

Here is the final program:

Talks: (30min talk + 10 minutes questions)

10.30 – 11.00: Welcome / Coffee and Cookies

11.00 – 11.40: Rita Sousa-Nunes

“Mechanism of switch between diet-sensitive and diet-insensitive
neurogenesis in the Drosophila CNS”

11.40 – 12.20: Ricardo Gonçalves

“The roots of yeast preference in Drosophila”

Lunch (not included)

14.00 – 14.40: Élio Sucena

“Intracellular endosymbiont selection driven by host adaptation”

14.40 – 15.20: Alvaro Tavares

“TCTP is a new POLO kinase substrate required for mitotic spindle assembly”

15.20 – 16.00: Raquel Oliveira

“How do cells deal with precocious sister chromatid separation?”

16.00 – 16.30: Coffee break / Poster Session

16.30 – 17.10: Ana Ribeiro

“Mitosis and protein N-terminal acetylation”

17.10 – 17.50: Catarina Homem

“Ecdysone and Mediator trigger a metabolic switch uncoupling cell cycle
from cell growth to end proliferation in Drosophila neural stem cells”

17.50 – 17.55: Final remarks


Susana Ponte: “The role of Grainy-head in epithelial tissue growth”

Angela Dias: “Drosophila ARHGEF10 is required for heart formation”

Mariana Santos: “Cohesion decay: quantitative analysis of partial sister
chromatid cohesion”

André Macedo: “Subcellular Compartmentalization of Tdrd1 Homologues in the Drosophila Germline”