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Please note that this rather archaeic website has now been replaced by a pimped up version at:

Thanks so much to Giorgio for making this happen.

Cheers, Bart


Welcome to the JEDI Wiki


This club was launched to allow Junior European Drosophila Investigators to share ideas, expertise, and resources.

We hope you will find this portal useful.

Bart, Hilde, Alex, and Yogi



1. News

2. JEDI 2011 Meeting

3. List of JEDIS

4. Meetings

5. Courses

6. Drosophila Resources



- 02/06/2011: A new JEDI Group was created on LinkedIn, don't forget to join!

- 25/05/2011: Our grant got funded! Negotiations with the SNF about how the money can be divided among participants will commence shortly.

- 15/02/2011: Deadline for the grant, proposing a Jedi meeting ... keep your fingers crossed ...

- 31/01/2011: The preliminary date for the first JEDI meeting is 2nd-4th September 2011, in leysin, Switzerland.

- 26/01/2011: All the Jedis have been contacted. The interest in a Jedi meeting is huge!

- 22/10/2010: The Jedi Wiki page comes to life.



The date for the first JEDI meeting is 2nd-4th September 2011, in Leysin, Switzerland. The hotel is booked (click on the link for info).



  -- Friday afternoon --


  Mutual introduction (18 x 3min)

2.30 pm Break

2.45 pm Mutual introduction (16 x 3min)

3.45 pm Break

4 pm Mutual introduction (16 x 3min)

5 pm Formation and discussion with topic groups: Genomics, Neuro, Development (recent achievements and current challenges)

7 pm Dinner – Continued discussion within or between topic groups

9 pm KEYNOTE: Bruno Lemaitre

10 pm Bar time


  -- Saturday --

9 am: Two short presentations Genomics (20 min each)

  • Alex Stark
  • Boris Adryan

Two short presentations Neuro (20 min each)

  • Annette Schenck
  • Irene Miguel-Aliaga

10.30 am Break

11 am: Two short presentations Development (20 min each)

  • Frank Schnorrer
  • Christen Mirth

Two short presentations Evo / Cancer (20 min each)

  • Benjamin Prud’homme
  • Eduardo Moreno

12.20 pm Leadership Courses for PIs and postdocs (short overview, Hilde Janssens)

12.30 pm Lunch

2 pm Hike – Discussion across groups

6 pm KEYNOTE: Alfonso Martinez-Arias

7 pm Dinner

9 pm Bar time, continued discussions


  -- Sunday --

9 am KEYNOTE: Michael Boutros

10 am Report of the individual sections

11 am Founding of the Y/JEDIs and future prospects

12.30 pm Lunch and farewell



Boris Adryan  Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Joerg Albert  UCL Ear Institute, London, UK

Mattias Alenius  Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Stein Aerts  KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium

Richard Benton  University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Casey Bergman  University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Florence Besse University of Nice, Nice, France

Christian Bökel Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Julius Brennecke  IMBA, Vienna, Austria

Arzu Celik  Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Eugenia Chiappe Champalimaud Neuroscience Program 

Anne Classen Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany

Bart Deplancke  EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Stefano De Renzis  EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

Thomas Flatt  Institute of Population Genetics, Vienna, Austria

Klaus Förstemann  LMB, München, Germany

Giorgio Gilestro Imperial College London, UK

Nicolas Gompel  IBDML, Marseille, France

Ilona Grunwald Kadow  MPI-Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany

Britta Hartmann  University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Johannes Jaeger  CRG, Barcelona, Spain

Gregory Jefferis  Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Sebastian Kadener  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Roland Le Borgne  University of Rennes, Rennes, France

Hernan Lopez-Schier  CRG, Barcelona, Spain

Matthieu Louis  CRG, Barcelona, Spain

Stefan Luschnig  University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Cedric Maurange IBDML, Marseille, France

Ugo Mayor CIC bioGUNE, Derio, Spain

Alistair McGregor  Institute of Population Genetics, Vienna, Austria

Irene Miguel-Aliaga  Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Eduardo Moreno  University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Christen Mirth  Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

Emi Nagoshi  University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Virginie Orgagozo  Institut Jaques Monod, Paris, France

Jan Pielage  FMI, Basel, Switzerland

Serge Plaza CNRS, Toulouse, France

Benjamin Prud'homme  IBDML, Marseille, France

Giorgos Pyrowolakis  University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Carlos Ribeiro  Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

Leonie Ringrose  IMBA, Vienna, Austria

Tor Erik Rusten  Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Silke Sachse Max Planck Institute Jena

Annette Schenk Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Frank Schnorrer  MPI-Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Matias Simons  University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Jerome Solon  CRG, Barcelona, Spain

Simon Sprecher  University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

Alex Stark  IMP, Vienna, Austria

Hugo Stocker  ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland

Andrew Straw IMP, Vienna, Austria

Erik Storkebaum Max Planck Institute, Muenster, Germany

Elio Sucena  Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

Aurelio Teleman  DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany

Barry Thompson  London Research Institute, London, UK

Pavel Tomancak  MPI-CBG, Dresden, Germany

Thomas Vaccari FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy

Ronald van Rij Nijmegen Institute for Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Patrik Verstreken  KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium

Marcos Vidal Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK

Asa Winther Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden



- 22nd European Drosophila Research Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 21 – 24, 2011

- 6th International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2 – 5, 2011

- 25th Annual French Drosophila Conference, Lyon, France, October 17 – 20, 2011

- VII Symposium on Ecology, Genetics and Evolution of Drosophila, Goeldi Museum, Belem, PA, Brazil, November 8 – 11, 2011

- 14th Biennial Neurobiology of Drosophila, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, October 3 – 7, 2011

- 25th Annual French Drosophila Conference, Lyon, France, October 17 – 20, 2011

- 2011 Midwest Drosophila Conference, Allerton, IL, November 4 – 5, 2011

- 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Chicago, IL, March 7 – 11, 2012

- 3rd International Conference "Drosophila in Experimental Genetics and Biology", Kyiv, Ukraine, May 11 – 16, 2012

- 18th Crete Conference on the Molecular and Developmental Biology of Drosophila, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece, June 24 – 30, 2012

- XIV Drosophila Neurobiology Conference, Padua, Italy, September 3 – 7, 2012

- 54th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Washington, DC, April 3 – 7, 2013

- 19th Crete Conference on the Molecular and Developmental Biology of Drosophila, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece, June 22 – 28, 2014



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