The 5th edition of the Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5) held in Pune, Maharashtra. The conference is being conducted in India for the 1st time. It is organised by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER).
The aims of the conference are to promote the interaction of Drosophila researchers in the Asia-Pacific region with their peers in the rest of the world. It will bring together scientists from all over the world who use the fruit fly, Drosophila, as a model organism to address basic and applied questions.
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- Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray; Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.