The First ASD-DROSAfrica conference provides the ideal opportunity to present your projects and experiences in all areas of Drosophilla Research. The organising committee of the conference invites abstracts of original research works for both oral and poster presentations.

Important Deadlines for Abstract submission

All submissions must be made online by July 31, 2019. In addition, abstracts should also be submitted to the conference e-mail.

If an abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author must attend the Conference to present the abstract.

The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference by September 1, 2019 in order to have the abstract acceptance confirmed. If a presenting author is not registered by September 5, 2019, the Scientific Committee will remove the abstract from the program.

All abstracts will be reviewed, scored and accepted or rejected by the Scientific Committee. The Committee reserves the right to determine whether an abstract submission is accepted as an oral presentation or poster. The decision of the Committee is final.

General Guidelines

*Abstracts should contain new information and not have been presented before.

*All abstracts must be submitted in ENGLISH.

* Specify all abbreviations in full at the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Use the abbreviation thereafter.

*Check abstract thoroughly for spelling and grammar.

*Do not include references.

*Abstract presenters who are not scholarship recipients will be required to fund in full their own attendance at the Conference  (including Congress registration and travel expenses) and should not accept to present an abstract if this is not possible.

Please indicate at the time of abstract submission if you wish to apply for a scholarship. Please see the sponsorship information page on the conference flyer website for further details


Maximum 125 characters


*Full name, email address and affiliation(s) are mandatory for each author.

*Indicate the presenting author for the abstract.

Body Of Abstract: 

* Maximum 300 words (authors and title not included). 

* Abstract must be structured as follows:  

 Background: study objectives, hypothesis tested, or description of problem.

 Methods: method used, or approach taken.

 Results: present in summarized form, must include data and/or substantial information about results, but do not include tables, graphs or pictures.

 Conclusion: description of main outcomes of the study.