Sign up to be part of the European citizen science project “Melanogaster: Catch the Fly!” (#MelanogasterCTF) in which scientists, students and teachers of secondary education already participate.

Date: June 28, 2018
Place: Ramón y Cajal Room. Barcelona Biomedical Research Park.
C / Dr. Aiguadé 88, 08003 Barcelona

Morning 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • From genotype to phenotype: identification of genes, molecular genetic and epigenetic mechanisms, and the most relevant characters for adaptation.
  • Third Generation Sequencing: introduction to new genomic sequencing techniques and bioinformatics tools.
  • Coffee break
  • CRISPR / Cas9: genomic editing technique
  • Visit to the laboratory: Evolutionary and Functional Genomics. Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE, CSIC-UPF).


Afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Presentation of the citizen science project Melanogaster, Catch the Fly!: educational materials and resources
  • Presentation of the participation experience by teachers from the Eladio Cabañero High School (Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, Spain), and the José de Mora High School (Baza, Granada, Spain)
  • Coffee break
  • Workshop: How to collect and classify fruit flies
  • Co-creation workshop: outreach activity about their participation in the project.


  • Registration is free.
  • Coffee breaks and lunch included in the registration.
  • Mobility grants (travel and accommodation) for attendees.



With the funding of: