With this new Workshop focused on the use of Drosophila in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases and co-organised together with the Faculty of Science and the Center of Excellence in Cancer Research (CECR), Tanta University (Egypt), we would like to continue reaching a wide range of communities in Africa, as we have already done in previous workshops. DrosAfrica has trained over 60 people from 9 institutions in 7 different African countries. These individuals constitute a very important part of the future of research in Africa. We strongly encourage members of African institutions, especially women, to apply.

To apply to the workshop please log in your account (create one if you haven't done it yet). We have 5 extra places in the workshop for egyptian nationals. These places will be allocated on first come first served basis. For more information please contact us.

The workshop will run for one week, from 9am to 7pm. Theoretical sessions will take place in the mornings, followed by a discussion session before lunch. Practical sessions (Laboratory) will take place after lunch. The venue of the Workshop will be the University campus and to foster fruitful interactions between faculty and students, all participants in the workshop will stay together at the campus.

Workshop Fees

  • 1200EGP for assistance only
  • 2000EGP for assistance and full board accomodation (Undergraduate and PhD students)
  • 2400EGP for assistance and full board accomodation (others)


Although it has its origins as a branch of the University of Alexandria back in 1962, it was in 1972 when the Egyptian govertment decided to establish an university in the Middle Delta, resulting in the creation of Tanta University. The University seeks to be distinctive locally, regionally and internationally as well as being pioneer in fields of education, scientific research, community service and environmental development.

Tanta is Egypt fifth largest populated city and it is located 94 km north of Cairo and 130 km southeast of Alexandria. The city celebrates one of the most famous Mawlids in Egypt, in honour of Ahmad al-Badawi, the Maghrebi founder, in the 13th Century, of the Badawiyyah order of Sufism.

Tanta has an important industry centered on cotton production and textiles and also some of the best sweets in the whole country.

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