Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference 5

06 -10 January, 2020, IISER Pune, India

Welcome to the website for the 5th Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5) and the 4th Indian Drosophila Research Conference (InDRC4) being organised by IISER Pune, India. We invite you to be a part of the latest research in fly biology!

Update: APDRC5 registration is now closed. Walk in registrations will be available at the venue during the meeting.

Update: Pre-conference microscopy workshop by Zeiss at the APDRC5. Register for the workshop here.

Update: A satellite mini-symposium on Signals from the Gut will be organised by NCCS and IISER, Pune. Register for this symposium here.

Update: The complete program with the list of plenary, invited and platform speakers is here.

Update on the poster size: The recommended poster size is 4 feet height by 3 feet width or smaller.

Conference at a glance

  • 4.5 days of scientific sessions
  • 8 Scientific Sessions
  • 2 Sessions on Emerging Techniques
  • 2 Nobel Laureates
  • 8 Plenary Speakers from 6 different countries
  • 25 Invited Speakers from 9 different countries
  • 500 Expected Participants
  • Plenty of time for poster presentations and free interactions and networking
  • Lunches and Banquet dinner offer best of Indian cuisine
  • An evening showcasing Indian art
  • Travel fellowships (limited) for selected foreign student participants


  • Gametogenesis and Stem Cells
  • Pattern formation
  • Morphogenesis and Mechanobiology
  • Hormones and Physiology
  • Cellular Neurobiology
  • Behavioural Neurobiology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Ecology and Evolution

Important Dates

  • Pre-registration: 18th March-31st May 2019 (for delegates who will require Visa Letters)
  • Registration: 20th May- 30th November 2019
  • Last date for payment of early bird registration fees: extended till 15th September 2019
  • Last date for abstract submission for platform talks: extended till 15th September 2019
  • Last date for abstract submission for posters: 30th November 2019

(Walk in registration will also be available during the meeting at the venue)