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Events Calendar

This page lists events that are of interest to the global community of developmental biologists: conferences, meetings, training courses, workshops.

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May 2018

Annual Meeting of the Israel Stem Cell Society

conference
May 31, 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel

June 2018

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Biological Oscillators: Design Mechanism, Function

This symposium aims to further strengthen a new, highly interdisciplinary community composed of scientists from very different fields and who share a common interest in oscillatory phenomena and biological dynamics.

conference
June 03, 2018 — June 05, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Gordon Research Conference: Three Dimensional Electron Microscopy

Exploring the Capability of Cryo-EM to Provide Insight Beyond Static Structures of Macromolecules

Application deadline: 6th May 2018

conference
June 03, 2018 — June 08, 2018
Newport Rhode Island

Gordon Research Conference: Cell Polarity Signaling

The Role of Cell Polarity Networks in Development, Growth Control, and Regeneration

Application deadline: 6th May 2018

conference
June 03, 2018 — June 08, 2018
West Dover, Vermont

EMBL Course: Hands-on Flow Cytometry

course
June 04, 2018 — June 08, 2018
EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course: Whole Transcriptome Data Analysis

This course was developed for biologists as the intended audience, particularly for those already with basic knowledge of massively parallel sequencing (MPS).

course
June 05, 2018 — June 08, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Joint Annual Meeting of the Japanese Societies of Cell and Developmental Biology

conference
June 05, 2018 — June 08, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

CSHL: Mouse Development, Stem Cells & Cancer

Application deadline: March 15th 2018

course
June 06, 2018 — June 25, 2018
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

EMBL: Hematopoietic Stem Cells: From the Embryo to the Aging Organism

conference
June 07, 2018 — June 09, 2018
EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

Gordon Research Conference: Meiosis

Molecular Mechanisms and Regulation of Meiosis Across Species

Application deadline: 13th May 2018

conference
June 10, 2018 — June 15, 2018
New London, New Hampshire

Development and evolution of the human neocortex

This Company of Biologists Workshop will bring together a multidisciplinary team of scientists leading different but intersecting disciplines to exchange knowledge, hypotheses and arguments on the development and evolution of Homo sapiens, and the development of the human cerebral cortex.

workshop
June 10, 2018 — June 13, 2018
Wiston House, UK

Gordon Research Conference: Plant Molecular Biology

The theme of the 2018 Plant Molecular Biology GRC is “Dynamic Plant Systems”.

conference
June 10, 2018 — June 15, 2018
Holderness, NH, USA

EMBL Course: Fundamentals of Widefield and Confocal Microscopy and Imaging

This course will provide the participants with an overview about the basics of microscopy (light and optics, contrast techniques and imaging).

course
June 11, 2018 — June 15, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course: Using Nanopore Technology for Real Time, Direct, Scalable DNA / RNA Sequencing

course
June 11, 2018 — June 15, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Avian Model Sytems 10

The aim of this conference is to bring together a community of scientists using aves for their particular biological questions in order to share resources, technologies but also exchange ideas and confront visions.

conference
June 12, 2018 — June 15, 2018
Paris, France

Conference on Avian Model Systems

The aim of this conference is to bring together a community of scientists using aves for their particular biological questions in order to share resources, technologies but also exchange ideas and confront visions.

conference
June 12, 2018 — June 15, 2018
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Keystone Symposia: Novel Aspects of Bone Biology

Scholarship Deadline: Feb 13, 2018
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Feb 13, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Mar 13, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Apr 12, 2018

conference
June 13, 2018 — June 16, 2018
Snowbird, Utah

EMBO Workshop: C. elegans development, cell biology and gene expression

The workshop will draw a broad international crowd and aims to foster interactions between young C. elegans researchers and global leaders,  covering an attractive range of topics.

workshop
June 13, 2018 — June 17, 2018
Barcelona, Spain

EMBL Course: Quantative Proteomics

This course will provide both theoretical and practical training in the use of quantitative proteomics approaches.

course
June 17, 2018 — June 22, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Gordon Research Conference: Multiscale Plant Vascular Biology

Plasticity in Plant Vascular Systems: Roles, Limits & Consequences

Application deadline: May 20th 2018

conference
June 17, 2018 — June 22, 2018
West Dover, Vermont

International Society for Stem Cell Research 2018 Annual Meeting

conference
June 20, 2018 — June 23, 2018
Melbourne, Australia

13th International Zebrafish Conference

conference
June 20, 2018 — June 24, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin

EMBL: Advanced Fluorescence Imagining Techniques

course
June 24, 2018 — June 29, 2018
EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

Gordon Research Conference: Signaling by Adhesion Receptors

Connecting Structure, Mechanics, and Function in Cells and Tissues

Application deadline: May 27th 2018

conference
June 24, 2018 — June 29, 2018
Biddeford, Maine

EMBL: Summer School in Bioinformatics

Applications open: 5th February 2018

course
June 25, 2018 — June 29, 2018
Cambridge, UK

CENTURI Summer School 2018

The CENTURI Summer School has been created to build bridges between scientists and engineers. This training programme provides an original learning experience and immerse engineer, Msc and PhD students in interdisciplinarity and biological questionning.

 

workshop
June 25, 2018 — July 04, 2018
Marseille

7th meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology

7th meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology

conference
June 26, 2018 — June 29, 2018
Galway, Ireland

CSHL: Single Cell Analysis

Application deadline: March 31st 2018

course
June 29, 2018 — July 12, 2018
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

CSHL: Advanced Techniques in Molecular Neuroscience

Application deadline: March 31 2018

course
June 29, 2018 — July 14, 2018
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

CSHL: Frontiers and Techniques in Plant Science

Application deadline: March 31st 2018

course
June 29, 2018 — July 19, 2018
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

EMBO practical course on 3D Developmental Imaging

9 day course for young researchers with a comprehensive practical training on 3D imaging of embryos (animals or plants), using confocal, 2-photon, light-sheet and optical tomography, and 3D image analysis & publication. Bring YOUR samples!
Application deadline: April 11!

course
June 30, 2018 — July 08, 2018
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras - Portugal

July 2018

EMBL Course: Shift Your DNA and RNA Sequencing Library Preparation into Hyper-Drive

course
July 02, 2018 — July 06, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

43rd FEBS Congress 2018

conference
July 07, 2018 — July 12, 2018
Prague

EMBL Course: Super Resolution Microscopy

This six day advanced course on fluorescence super-resolution microscopy will cover the theory and practical application of current super-resolution microscopy techniques to biological questions.

course
July 09, 2018 — July 14, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

2018 Asia-Pacific Worm Meeting

conference
July 09, 2018 — July 12, 2018
Seoul, South Korea

ZDMS Meeting

Zebrafish Disease Models Society Meeting

conference
July 10, 2018 — July 13, 2018
Leiden, Netherlands

EMBL Conference: Microfluidics 2018: New Technologies and Applications in Biology, Biochemistry and Single-Cell Analysis

he EMBL Microfluidics Conference 2018 aims to bring together top researchers in the field and to spark scientific exchange, also across different disciplines.

conference
July 15, 2018 — July 17, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Human and Mammalian Genetics and Genomics: The 59th McKusick Short Course

This Jackson Laboratory course is a modern survey of heredity, disease, genetics in experimental animals and humans, and molecular genetics in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited disorders.

course
July 15, 2018 — July 28, 2018
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Gordon Research Conference: Single Molecule Approaches to Biology

Uncovering Fundamental Mechanisms in Biology and Beyond, One Molecule at a Time

Application deadline: June 17th 2018

conference
July 15, 2018 — July 20, 2018
West Dover, Vermont

SDB 77th Annual Meeting

conference
July 20, 2018 — July 24, 2018
Portland, OR

Gordon Research Conference: Notch Signaling in Development, Regeneration and Disease

Notch Signaling in Development, Regeneration and Disease

Application deadline: June 24th 2018

conference
July 22, 2018 — July 27, 2018
Lewiston Maine

Gordon Research Conference: Chromatin Structure and Function

Chromatin Encounters: Shaping Genome Architecture and Function

Application deadline: 24th June 2018

conference
July 22, 2018 — July 27, 2018
Newry, Maine

EMBO Workshop: Imaging Mouse Development

This meeting will provide a buzzing forum to exchange the latest ideas and techniques, foster new collaborations, and formulate strategies to address gaps in our knowledge and technical challenges.

conference
July 24, 2018 — July 27, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

CSHL: Chromatin, Epigenetics and Gene Expression

Application deadline: April 15th 2018

course
July 24, 2018 — August 12, 2018
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

CSHL: Imaging Structure and Function in the Nervous System

Application deadline: April 15th 2018

course
July 24, 2018 — August 13, 2018
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

Gordon Research Conference: Neural Development

Generating Diverse Cells and Networks in the Nervous System

Application deadline: July 1st 2018

conference
July 29, 2018 — August 03, 2018
Newport, Rhode Island

Gordon Research Conference: Mammalian Reproduction

Pathways from Gametogenesis to Pregnancy

Application deadline: 1st July 2018

conference
July 29, 2018 — August 03, 2018
Lucca, Italy

Gordon Research Conference: Biomineralization

Application deadline: 1st July 2018

conference
July 29, 2018 — August 03, 2018
New London, New Hampshire

August 2018

Dresden Summer School in Systems Biology

This school provides lectures and tutored hands-on training in spatiotemporal modeling and simulation of biological systems for students with a computational/quantitative background.

Apply by 20 April 2018

Notifications by 15 May 2018

course
August 11, 2018 — August 18, 2018
Dresden, Germany

Santa Cruz Developmental Biology 2018

Old and New: modern answers to enduring questions in development

conference
August 11, 2018 — August 15, 2018
Santa Cruz, California

GSA International Xenopus Conference

conference
August 12, 2018 — August 16, 2018
Seattle Washington

Gordon Research Conference: Tissue Niches and Resident Stem Cells in Adult Epithelia

Modeling Cell-Cell Interactions Governing Tissue Repair and Disease

Application deadline: July 22nd 2018

conference
August 19, 2018 — August 24, 2018
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

European Society for Evolutionary Biology II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology

conference
August 19, 2018 — August 22, 2018
Montpellier, France

11th International Multiconference on “Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure\Systems Biology” – BGRS\SB-2018

The Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICG SB RAS) will organize 11th International Multiconference on “Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure\Systems Biology” – BGRS\SB-2018 on 20-25 of August, 2018 in Novosibirsk, Russia: http://conf.bionet.nsc.ru/bgrssb2018/

 

conference
August 20, 2018 — August 25, 2018
Novosibirsk, Russia

EMBO Workshop: Cell and developmental systems

Abstract submission deadline: June 15th 2018

Registration deadline: July 15th 2018

workshop
August 20, 2018 — August 24, 2018
Arolla, Switzerland

EMBL Conference: Transcription and Chromatin

The meeting brings together leading experts covering all aspects of transcription from cis-regulatory function, long range regulation, 3-dimensional looping, the basal transcriptional machinery, RNA polymerase regulation and function, nucleosome positioning, chromatin modifications, chromatin remodelling, and epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional silencing.

conference
August 25, 2018 — August 28, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Stem Cell Conference Basel 2018

“Stem Cell Dynamics Throughout Life: From Development to the Adult”

conference
August 29, 2018 — August 31, 2018
Basel, Switzerland

September 2018

Engineering Multicellular Self-Organisation III

Deadline for registration is 10 August 2018

conference
September 03, 2018 — September 04, 2018
Cambridge, UK

Size and shape EMBO Workshop

Registration & abstract submission deadline = 30/04/18

workshop
September 04, 2018 — September 08, 2018
Bangalore, India

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Principles of Chromosome Structure and Function

This Symposium would put the spotlight on the biochemical and biophysical composition and architecture of chromosomes.

conference
September 05, 2018 — September 08, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Visegrad Group Society for Developmental Biology: Inaugural Meeting

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: 15/07/2018

conference
September 07, 2018 — September 09, 2018
Brno, Czech Republic

EMBO|EMBL Symposium: Organoids: Modelling Organ Development and Disease in 3D Culture

This symposium will bring together the leading researchers in this field to establish a new research community and reveal parallels between various tissue models.

conference
September 10, 2018 — September 13, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course: Attacking Open Chromatin with ATAC Sequencing

This course is directed towards molecular biologists who want to perform ATAC-Seq experiments and/or analysis in their lab. Knowledge of next generation sequencing technology and/or basic bioinformatics skills is desirable but not essential.

course
September 10, 2018 — September 14, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

BSDB Autumn Meeting 2018

Embryonic-Extraembryonic Interactions – from genetics to environment

conference
September 10, 2018 — September 13, 2018
Oxford, UK

CSHL: Epigenetics & Chromatin Meeting

Abstract deadline: June 22nd 2018

conference
September 11, 2018 — September 15, 2018
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

Physics of Living Matter 13 | 11 – 12 September 2018

This year, CENTURI will host the 13th edition of PLM in Marseille the 11 & 12 September 2018. In addition to an exciting programme presented by renowned speakers, oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

 

More information: PLM 13

conference
September 11, 2018 — September 12, 2018
Marseille (France)

EMBL Course: Genome Engineering: CRISPR / Cas

This course will provide hands-on training in genome editing and cell engineering in mammalian cells using the highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9 system.

course
September 17, 2018 — September 21, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

CSH Asia: Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders – from Genetic Discoveries to Interventions

Abstract deadline: July 6, 2018

conference
September 17, 2018 — September 21, 2018
Suzhou, China

DrosAfrica 2018 Workshop (September, Tanta, Egypt). Drosophila: Low Cost and Valuable Model for Medical Research

A Workshop on the use of Drosophila as a model for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, Co-organised with the Faculty of Science and the Center of Excellence in Cancer Research (CECR), Tanta University (Egypt).

workshop
September 17, 2018 — September 23, 2018
Tanta University, Egypt

6th Cambridge International Stem Cell Symposium

conference
September 19, 2018 — September 21, 2018
Cambridge, UK

Sainsbury Laboratory Symposium: The Coordination of Development

Registration deadline: Friday 29 June 2018

Poster abstract submission deadline:  Friday 13 July 2018

conference
September 19, 2018 — September 21, 2018
Cambridge, UK

From stem cells to human development

The third Development meeting focussing on human developmental biology

conference
September 23, 2018 — September 26, 2018
Wotton House, Surrey, UK

International Society of Differentiation Meeting

Joint meeting with the Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology

conference
September 23, 2018 — September 27, 2018
Syndey, Australia

EMBL Course: Next Generation Sequencing: RNA Sequencing Library Preparation

The goal of this course is to teach the fundamentals of NGS library preparation and validation using the Illumina TruSeq stranded total RNA sample preparation kit.

course
September 24, 2018 — September 28, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

22nd Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles

22nd EBMM is being organised… visit the web site!

conference
September 25, 2018 — September 28, 2018
Marseille

17th CRG Symposium: Trends in biology: Cutting edge techniques from genomes to organisms 17th CRG Symposium: Trends in biology: Cutting edge techniques from genomes to organisms

conference
September 27, 2018 — September 28, 2018
Barcelona, Spain

October 2018

17th Annual Workshop On The Pathology Of Mouse Models For Human Disease

This workshop from the Jackson Laboratory provides a week of intensive training sessions in pathology and histopathology as well as didactic sessions in which particular disease areas and models will be discussed.

workshop
October 01, 2018 — October 05, 2018
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Epigenetics in the nervous system: development and disease

This meeting will gather experts with key findings in the field of neuroepigenetics to discuss these latest developments, and novel technologies which currently allow the study of neural gene regulation mechanisms with an unprecedented detail and resolution.

conference
October 01, 2018 — October 03, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

EMBO|EMBL Symposium: The Complex Life of RNA

The EMBO | EMBL Symposium “The Complex Life of RNA” will bring leaders in the RNA field together with post-docs and students, to disseminate and discuss the most recent results.

other
October 03, 2018 — October 06, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

3rd Danube Conference on Epigenetics

conference
October 09, 2018 — October 12, 2018
Budapest, Hungary

12th GfE School – Imaging and Modelling Development

course
October 11, 2018 — October 13, 2018
Schloss Reisenburg, Germany

EMBL Course: Liquid Biopsies

This course will provide hands-on experience in the most common techniques to detect and analyse circulating tumor cells (CTCs), cell free tumor DNA (ctDNA) and/or extracellular vesicles (exosomes) while also bringing in clinical aspects.

course
October 15, 2018 — October 20, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

ISSCR Symposium: Changing the Face of Modern Medicine – Stem Cells & Gene Therapy

Abstract Submission Deadline = 06/08/18

conference
October 16, 2018 — October 19, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland

5th World Congress On Epigenetics and Chromosome

Epigenetics Congress 2018 invites all the participants from all over the world to attend 5th World Congress on Epigenetics and chromosome during October 25-26, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey

conference
October 25, 2018 — October 26, 2018
Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel

21st Century Mouse Genetics

This new Jackson Laboratory graduate-level advanced genetics course will provide a comprehensive view on the use of the mouse model in the modern era of genomics.

course
October 29, 2018 — November 02, 2018
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

November 2018

EMBL Course: Deciphering DNA Methylation

course
November 05, 2018 — November 09, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Joint Meeting of the Portuguese, Spanish and French Societies for Developmental Biology

Abstract deadline = 31/07/18

Early registration deadline = 15/08/18

conference
November 07, 2018 — November 10, 2018
Porto, Portugal

EMBL Conference: From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology

The main objective of this conference is to bring people together from diverse disciplines to exchange ideas, promote cross-disciplinary collaborations and to form a synthesis of appropriate systems-level approaches.

conference
November 10, 2018 — November 13, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course: Microinjection into Adherent Cells

his course is aimed at technicians and scientists interested in microinjection into adherent cells. The aim of the course is to provide particpants with hands-on tutorials and the theory behind microinjection into adherent cells.

course
November 14, 2018 — November 15, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Conferences Jacques Monod: Modeling cell fate

conference
November 19, 2018 — November 23, 2018
Roscoff, France

December 2018

ASCB 2018 Annual Meeting

conference
December 08, 2018 — December 12, 2018
San Diego California

EMBO Workshop: Mechanisms of neuronal remodelling

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

1 July 2018

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

1 July 2018

workshop
December 08, 2018 — December 12, 2018
Kibbutz Ein-Gedi, Israel

February 2019

6th Nucleic Acids Conference

The 6th Nucleic Acids Conference will focus on understanding processes involving DNA and RNA at the molecular and chemical level, with a marked structural and mechanistic perspective.

conference workshop
February 13, 2019 — February 16, 2019
Nassau, Bahamas

3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference

Bringing together researchers from different disciplines with an interest in FGF biology/biochemistry and clinical applications to meet each other, to discuss their projects and to initiate new and in some cases highly interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations.

conference workshop
February 15, 2019 — February 18, 2019
Nassau, Bahamas

Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis Conference

This conference will focus on understanding key processes underlying lung development, injury and repair in the context of age, environment and species, with the hope of better understanding disease development and to discover novel therapeutic approaches.

conference workshop
February 17, 2019 — February 20, 2019
Nassau, Bahamas

ISSCR Symposium: Stem Cells & Organoids in Disease & Development

conference
February 20, 2019 — February 22, 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

3rd Exploring DNA Repair Pathways as Targets for Cancer Therapy Conference

The conference will bring together basic, translational and clinical investigators to discuss the current and future directions, opportunities and obstacles in the development of anti-cancer modalities and how to best apply these concepts in clinical practice.

conference workshop
February 23, 2019 — February 26, 2019
Nassau, Bahamas

Spatial Genome Organization Conference

The conference will bring together researchers interested in better characterizing the non-random organization of the genome while also revealing how this organization is influenced by various cues or disease conditions.

conference workshop
February 25, 2019 — February 28, 2019
Nassau, Bahamas

Mitochondria: From Basic Biology to Mechanisms of Disease Conference

This meeting will bring together scientists who study diverse aspects of mitochondrial biology in order to stimulate interaction and cross fertilization of ideas, leading to new collaborations and synergistic advances.

conference workshop
February 27, 2019 — March 02, 2019
Nassau, Bahamas

March 2019

3rd Interventions in Aging Conference

The meeting will explore the topic of aging, placing particular emphasis on the systemic environment, mitochondria, biomarkers and frailty, immune aging and the protective effects of natural products.

conference workshop
March 03, 2019 — March 06, 2019
Nassau, Bahamas

2nd Neurogenesis Conference

The conference will bring together leaders from diverse fields such as embryonic cortical development, adult neurogenesis, human imaging, and stem cell-based neural disease modelling to discuss recent advances in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating neural stem cell activity.

conference workshop
March 05, 2019 — March 08, 2019
Nassau, Bahamas

July 2019

FASEB Mechanisms in Plant Development meeting 2019

This conference will be co-organized by Ken Birnbaum (US) and Jill Harrison (UK) to bring together the international plant development community, foster collaboration and identify emerging research themes.

conference
July 28, 2019 — August 02, 2019
St Bonaventure University, New York State