The humble fruit fly is helping the African science community to thrive

Using the powerful model system Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly), DrosAfrica is helping to create an interconnected community of biomedical scientists. DrosAfrica is now aiming at creating African institutes that will allow researchers to run impactful biomedical projects. For this, long term sustainable funding is urgently needed.

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Correspondence to Isabel Palacios or Marta Vicente-Crespo or María D. Martín-Bermudo.

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Palacios, I., Vicente-Crespo, M. & Martín-Bermudo, M.D. The humble fruit fly is helping the African science community to thrive. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 21, 558–559 (2020).

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