Swiss Drosophila Meeting


The annual Swiss Drosophila Meeting is the main forum for the Swiss research community working with the genetic model organism Drosophila melanogaster. This meeting was initiated half a century ago and, to this day, basic research in Drosophila in Switzerland has significantly advanced various fields in the life sciences such as genetics, molecular, cell and developmental biology, evolutionary genetics, immunology, and neuroscience.

The Swiss Drosophila Meeting is a one-day event and typically attracts 120-150 participants from across the country, including the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg, Bern, Basel and Zürich, as well as the ETH Zürich, EPFL and FMI. Scientists at all levels, from Bachelor students to Principal Investigators, regularly attend the meeting, as well as several researchers returning from PhD or postdoctoral stays abroad.

The Swiss Drosophila Meeting 2024 takes place on Thursday June 20th at the University of Lausanne, in the main auditorium on the ground floor of the Biophore Building.

Registration and abstract submission deadline: May 10th 2024.


Image: Asfa Sabrin Borbora (Benton lab)

Final Program


9:15 Registration, with coffee & croissants
10:00 Opening address
10:10 Samuel Bourgeat (Jakšić lab, EPFL)
10:25 Cathy Gouelle (Neukomm lab, UNIL)
10:40 Daria Maslennikova (Kutay lab, ETHZ)
10:55 Cindy Reinger (Affolter lab, Biozentrum)
11:10 Refreshment break
11:40 Jessica Eira (Kempf lab, Biozentrum)
11:55 Samuel Rommelaere (Lemaitre lab, EPFL)
12:10 Franziska Brändle (Jagannathan lab, ETHZ)
12:25 Victor Lobato Rios (Ramdya lab, EPFL)
12:40 Lunch and poster session
14:30 Anastasiia Semenova (Gambetta lab, UNIL)
14:45 Fatima Benitez Ramirez (Brunner lab, UZH)
15:00 Michele Marconcini (Benton lab, UNIL)
15:15 Akhila Mudunuri (Vogt lab, University of Konstanz)
15:30 Enrico Bertolini (Auer lab, UNIFR)
15:45 Refreshment break and poster session

Walter Gehring Keynote Lecture

Cassandra Extavour, Harvard University

18:00 Poster and talk prizes, closing remarks
18:30 Dinner


How to get there

Use this map to find your way from the metro station "UNIL-Sorge" to the Biophore building main auditorium.



Registration form (deadline May 10th 2024)

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Please contact us if you have any questions.

Richard Benton (richard.benton[at]

Maria Cristina Gambetta (mariacristina.gambetta[at]

Jean-Yves Roignant (jean-yves.roignant[at]




We thank our sponsors for supporting this meeting!

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