Even drosophilists who spend most of their time in fly rooms are aware of this: The Football World Cup starts in less then a month.
This means: live streaming games in the lab, going to pubs watch games after work, and … making bets and predictions!
Each of the 32 countries had been attributed a Drosophila gene name. And fly people know how to be creative when it comes to gene names ! For example, France is “Burgundy“, Australia is “Crocodile” and Japan is “Sumo“. It all makes perfect sense, right ? Click here to see the full list!
The ultimate question is to know which Drosophila gene will be dominant in Brazil ! (My prediction ? Toucan)
Anyone can participate to the tournament. It’s free, fun, and sooo nerdy ! (And there are a few prizes) The more, the merrier, right ? Join by clicking here.
It’s not everyday that football and flies come together.