Vienna Drosophila Resource Center

The Vienna Drosophila Resource Center (VDRC) is a professionally organized bioresource center of international significance that aims to promote scientific discoveries in Drosophila melanogaster. Our primary aim is to maintain unique transgenic Drosophila stocks and DNA resources and to distribute them both locally and worldwide. We also acquire, create, and develop new resources, according to emerging new technologies and the needs of the local and international Drosophila research community.

Close up of Drosophila


The VDRC is the main Drosophila melanogaster stock center in Europe and our main role is to maintain and distribute unique transgenic fly lines to researchers at the Vienna BioCenter and worldwide. We currently maintain more than 31,000 independent lines, nearly all in duplicate, and have successfully shipped over 1.3 million lines to over 2.500 labs internationally.

We have the largest world's collection of Drosophila RNAi lines, enabling genome-wide screens. Other collections include enhancer-GAL4 driver lines, tagged constructs, mutant alleles, and reporters.



fTRG Fosmid Constructs