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Oct 11- Drosophila Studies in Drug Screening and Disease

13:30 UTC+0 Prof N Aba Appiah Amfo, Prof Julius Fobil and Prof Dorothy Yeboah-Manu U of Ghana, Ghana "Welcome and Opening Remarks"
14:00 Dr Isabel Palacios and Dr Dolores Martín-Bermudo Queen Mary U, UK and U Pablo de Olavide, Spain "Introducing Drosafrica"
14:30 Dr Amos Abolaji U Ibadan, Nigeria "Drosophila melanogaster: An Adaptable Model Organism for the Study of Chemically-Induced Diseases"
15:00 Dr Sergio Casas Insituto Cajal, Spain "Glia-neuron communication mediates neurodegeneration in glioblastoma"
15:30 Dr Lucía García López Instituto de Neurociencias, Spain "Harnessing Drosophila for Drug Screening"

Oct 12- Diet, Cancer, Neurodegeneration and Morphogenesis in Drosophila

13:30 Dr Carlos Ribeiro Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal "The gourmet fly: dissecting the mechanisms underlying feeding decisions"
14:00 Dr Monsurat Gbadamosi ICGEB, Italy "A Drosophila model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"
14:30 Dr Paul Langton U Bristol, UK "Xrp1 and Irbp18 trigger a feed-forward loop of proteotoxic stress to induce the loser status"
15:00 Prof Cayetano González Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain "Learning about malignant growth from Drosophila brain tumours"
15:30 Prof Eric Wieschaus Princeton U, USA "Mechanical Tension, Cell Shapes and Epithelial Mesenchymal Transitions during Drosophila Gastrulation"

Oct 13- Using Drosophila to study Circadian Rhythm, Cancer and morphogenesis

13:00 Prof Michael Rosbash Brandeis U, USA "The Drosophila-Circadian Rhythm Story: Past, Present and Future"
14:00 Dr Hammed Badmos U Glasgow, UK "Drosophila: A model for cancer research"
14:30 Dr Katja Röper Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK "Mechanisms and mechanics of tube morphogenesis"
15:00 Dr Rashidat Abdulazeez Ahmadu Bello U, Nigeria "Round Table: Working with Drosophila In Africa"
16:00 Prof Ross Cagan Glasgow U, UK "Curing Fly Cancer"
16:30 "Closing Remarks"