Abstract submission

Submit an abstract

We invite fly scientists from all disciplines to share your research at the Midwest Drosophila Conference from October 22-23, 2022. Our meeting promotes interactions among PIs, students, and postdocs. It's a great opportunity for students and postdocs to present alongside senior researchers. We invite you to submit an abstract for an oral and/or poster presentation.

Submit your abstracts to MidwestFlyMeeting2022@gmail.com with the subject line “ABSTRACT”. The abstract submission deadline is Tuesday, October 4, 2022. 

Instructions (click here for an abstract submission template):

    • Include if you would like to be considered for a talk.
    • Include your current position
    • Title: Capitalize the first letter of each word
    • Authors: List each author as first name followed by last name. Underline the presenting author’s name.
    • Affiliations: Include the department/institution of each author. Use a superscript number for each affiliation
    • Abstract: 250 words max, Arial font, 11pt


Drosophila research at IU Department of Biology

This image, captured with a high-powered confocal laser microscope, shows pain-sensing neurons in the skin of a larval fruit fly. Dan Tracey and colleagues have found that a suite of genes in both fruit flies and humans—including one dubbed "smoke alarm"—plays a role in nerve sensitivity. The study could help lead to new drug targets in pain management. Image by Stephanie E. Mauthner (Dan Tracey lab)