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About APDRC6

The Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC) is the is the premier scientific conference for the Asia Pacific fruit fly research community. It takes place every two years in an Asia-Pacific city and draws between 300-500 delegates from all over the world. After Taiwan (2011), Seoul (2013), Beijing (2015), Osaka ( 2017) and Pune (2020), we are happy to host APDRC6 in Cairns, Australia. A full diversity of Drosophila investigations, from genetics, cell biology, development, immunology, physiology, ecology and neuroscience will be presented.

The conference will be held from the 23rd to the 27th of July in Cairns as a satellite to the International Congress of Genetics that will be held in Melbourne.

We therefore invite you to submit your abstracts as soon as possible, and encourage you to travel to Cairns, gateway to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and Dainteee Rainforest to learn and participate at this dynamic meeting.


  • Developmental Mechanisms
  • Cell division and growth control
  • Physiology and Metabolism
  • Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution
  • Neural development and behaviour
  • Stem cells and regeneration
  • Signalling and cell biology
  • RNA biology

Invited Speakers

  • Azusa Kamikouchi (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Brian Oliver (NIH, USA)
  • Chi-Hon Lee (Academia Sineca, Taiwan)
  • Christen Mirth (Monash, Australia)
  • Claude Desplan (New York University, USA)
  • Fengwei Yu (Temasek, Singapore)
  • Heinrich Jasper (Genetech, USA)
  • Hongyan Wang (Duke NUS, Singapore)
  • Hugo Bellen (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
  • Krystyna Keleman (Univ. of QLD, Australia)
  • Leonie Quinn (ANU, Australia)
  • Linda Partridge  (UCL, UK)
  • Lolitika Mandal (IISER Mohali, India)
  • Louise Cheng (PeterMac, Australia)
  • Marek Mlodzik (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
  • Maria Dolores Martin-Bermudo (CABD, Spain)
  • Markus Affolter (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Wu-Min Deng (New Orleans, USA)

Organising Committee

  • Alistair Senior (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Ben Kroeger (Monash University, Australia)
  • Fleur Ponton (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Gary Hime (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Louise Cheng (Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Australia)  
  • Sean Millard (The University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Sam Manning (Monash University, Australia)


The conference will be held at The Cairns Colonial Club Resort.

18/26 Cannon Street

Cairns City



Event Location

Cairns Colonial Club

18-26 Cannon St
Queensland Australia 4870

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