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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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June 2017

European Amphibian Club

We invite you to participate to the first European Amphibian Club

Recent innovations in genomics, imaging and in the Crispr/Cas9 technology renewed the value of amphibians as key organisms for both conceptual and medical advances in genetic and developmental diseases.

conference
June 28, 2017 — June 30, 2017
Rennes, France

3rd WQBP symposium “The Epigenome: Mechanisms of Maintenance” on June 30, 2017

Join us in Shakespeare country for the 3rd Warwick-Wellcome Quantitative Biomedicine Programme symposium on “The Epigenome: Mechanisms of Maintenance” at the University of Warwick. Travel awards from CoB are available for students/postdoctoral fellows who wish to attend the meeting.

conference
June 30, 2017
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

July 2017

Gordon Research Conference: Genome Architecture in Cell Fate & Disease

Defining Structure and Function of the Nucleus
Chair: Wange Lu

Vice Chairs: David M. Gilbert & Yijun Ruan

Application deadline: June 4, 2017

conference
July 02, 2017 — July 07, 2017
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China

10th European Zebrafish Meeting

Situated on the banks of the Danube, with its beautiful art nouveau architecture, Budapest offers the perfect conference venue and tourist destination. We will also commemorate George Streisinger, the founder of zebrafish genetics, who was born here 90 years ago.

conference
July 03, 2017 — July 07, 2017
Budapest Congress Center, Budapest, Hungary

Fusion Conferences: 2nd DNA Replication as a Source of DNA Damage (From Molecules to Human Health)

Chairs: Prof Ian Hickson (University of Copenhagen) & Dr Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo (CNIO)

Key Sessions include:

  • Repair pathways of damaged replication forks
  • Chromosome fragility caused by difficult-to-replicate loci – sources and roles of DNA repair proteins
  • Exploitation of replication defects in cancer treatment
conference workshop
July 03, 2017 — July 06, 2017
Rome, Italy

Living Systems Institute Opening Symposium

The University of Exeter’s new £52 million Living Systems Institute (LSI) is hosting its first international symposium on 5/6 July 2017.

The symposium will feature distinguished speakers, including two Nobel Laureates (Paul Nurse and Christiane Nusslein-Volhard).

We hope you can join us!

conference public talk workshop
July 05, 2017 — July 06, 2017
Great Hall, University of Exeter Streatham Campus

Gordon Research Conference: Human Genetics & Genomics

The Emergent Utility Human Genomics in Clinics, in Populations, and in Homes

Chair: Carlos Bustamante

Vice Chair: Nicholas Katsanis

Application deadline: 11 June, 2017

conference
July 09, 2017 — July 14, 2017
Stoweflake Conference Center, Stowe, VT

EMBO Practical Course: Mouse genome engineering

This EMBO Practical Course will provide a high quality hands on practical training in the most recent advances in mouse genome engineering.

Organizer: Mihail Sarov

Abstract deadline: 31 March, 2017

course
July 10, 2017 — July 20, 2017
Dresden, Germany

EMBO-EMBL Symposium: Mechanical Forces in Biology

The symposium aims to unite the field of mechanobiology, by bringing together world-leading experts in the generation and sensing of forces from the molecular scale to the organismal scale.

Abstract deadline: 19 April 2017

conference
July 12, 2017 — July 15, 2017
Heidelberg, Germany

Society for Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Society for Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology will feature talks from Drs. Philippe Soriano, Clare Baker, Brian Schutte, Craig Albertson, and Licia Silleri. Talks will also be selected from submitted abstracts.

conference
July 12, 2017 — July 13, 2017
Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota (July 12) and Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (July 13), Minneapolis, MN

SDB 76th Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology

Program Committee: Blanche Capel (Chair, SDB President), Lance Davidson, Matt Gibson, Zhongchi Liu, Geraldine Seydoux, Ken Zaret

conference
July 13, 2017 — July 19, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Gordon Research Conference: Fertilization & Activation of Development

Uniting Eggs and Sperm, from Fundamentals to Applications

Chair: Mariana F. Wolfner

Vice Chair: Steven W. L’Hernault

Application deadline: 18 June, 2017

conference
July 16, 2017 — July 21, 2017
Holderness School, Holderness, NH

Multi-level Modelling of Morphogenesis 2017: EMBO Practical Course

REGISTER NOW for the new “Multi-level Modelling of Morphogenesis 2017” EMBO Practical Course. The course runs from the 16-28 July 2017. Register by 7th April 2017.

For more details about the course content and instructors/speakers please follow the link below:

http://meetings.embo.org/event/17-morphogenesis

 

other
July 16, 2017 — July 28, 2017
John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

DrosAfrica-ICGEB Workshop

Drosophila melanogaster in biomedical research

workshop
July 17, 2017 — July 28, 2017
Ibadan, Nigeria

CSHL Meetings: Genome Engineering – The CRISPR-Cas Revolution

Topics include: CRISPR Biology, Genome Editing, Gene Drives, Model and Industrial Organisms, Stem Cells/Cancer, Genome-Wide Screens

Organizers: Jennifer Doudna, Maria Jasin, Stanley Lei Qi, Jonathan Weissman,

Abstract deadline: 05 May, 2017

conference
July 21, 2017 — July 23, 2017
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

The 3rd Matrix Biology Europe Conference

conference
July 21, 2017 — July 24, 2017
Manchester, UK

The 14th International Conference on Limb Development and Regeneration- With Clinical Workshop

REGISTRATION EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 20th.

PLENARY Speaker Marian Ros

EMBO Speaker Denis Duboule

Limb development including Evo-Devo, Initiation, Patterning, Regeneration and Morphogenesis. The meeting includes an inaugural Clinical-pathological Workshop, to bring clinicians and scientists working in this field together.

conference workshop
July 23, 2017 — July 27, 2017
John McIntyre Centre, Edinburgh University

EMBO Conference: RNA localisation and local translation

This EMBO Conference will be the latest in a series that has taken place biennially for over twenty years bringing together leading scientists studying RNA transport, translation, stability and decay.
Organisers: E. Conti, A. Ephrussi, W. Theurkauf

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conference
July 23, 2017 — July 27, 2017
Barga, Italy

Gordon Research Conference: Epigenetics

Epigenetics in Action: From Mechanisms to Biological Impacts

Chairs: Pamela K. Geyer & Frederic Berger

Vice Chairs: Susan Strome & Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla

Application deadline: 02 July, 2017

conference
July 30, 2017 — August 04, 2017
Holderness School, Holderness, NH

FASEB: Mechanisms in Plant Development

conference
July 30, 2017 — August 04, 2017
Saxton's River, VT

August 2017

Zebrafish Disease Models Society Meeting

conference
August 05, 2017 — August 08, 2017
San Diego, California

Gordon Research Conference: Wnt Signaling

Wnt Signaling: A Pathway Implicated in Animal Development, Stem Cell Control and Cancer

Chair: Roeland Nusse

Vice Chair: Karl Willert

Application deadline: 09 June, 2017

conference
August 06, 2017 — August 11, 2017
Stoweflake Conference Center, Stowe, VT

Physical Concepts in Stem Cell Biology

workshop
August 06, 2017 — August 10, 2017
Tisvildeleje, Denmark

2nd Biennial Meeting Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Registration opens: 1st January, 2017
Early bird registration deadline: 26th May, 2017
Abstract deadline: 26th May, 2017

conference
August 19, 2017 — August 23, 2017
Calgary

Gordon Research Conference: Lung Development, Injury & Repair

Lung Health and Disease Across Age, Environment and Species

Chairs: Andreas Guenther & Jason Rock

Vice Chairs: Susan Guttentag & Irina Petrache

Application deadline: 23 July, 2017

conference
August 20, 2017 — August 25, 2017
Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

2017 MBL/NXR Workshop: Advanced Imaging in Xenopus.

A week-long practical workshop on imaging using Xenopus including: optics and microscopy, imaging fixed/immunostained embryos, live imaging embryos and explants, fluorescent fusion proteins, image processing and quantitation.

Instructors: John Wallingford, Lance Davidson, Laura Anne Lowery, Jakub Sedzinski, and Scott Fraser.

course workshop
August 20, 2017 — August 26, 2017
National Xenopus Resource at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

EMBO Conference: Meiosis

Topics include establishment of cohesion,  DNA double-strand breaks, formation of cross-overs, movement of chromosomes during meiotic prophase, spindle assembly, kinetochore attachment, error-correction mechanisms, and consequences on fertility and aneuploidy.

Registration deadline: 15 May, 2017

conference
August 27, 2017 — September 01, 2017
Hvar, Croatia

September 2017

Eye Development & Degeneration: From Genes to Therapy

This two-day scientific meeting will highlight exciting new advances in eye development, physiology, disease and therapies.

 

conference
September 04, 2017 — September 05, 2017
Edinburgh, Scotland

EMBO Conference: Gene regulatory mechanisms in neural fate decisions

Topics include: Histone modifications, Modifications of DNA, Noncoding genome, Chromatin remodeling, Function of distal regulatory elements, Nuclear organization, Single cell transcriptome and epigenome, Systems biology, Novel mechanisms, molecular tools and approaches.

Abstract submission deadline = 28th April

Registration deadline = 10 May

 

conference
September 07, 2017 — September 10, 2017
Alicante, Spain

UK Evo Devo Symposium

The NHM will host a 1 day symposium with invited and contributed talks, posters and catering.

conference
September 08, 2017
London, UK

2017 Portuguese Drosophila Meeting

This annual scientific meeting reunites the Portuguese scientific community that uses the Drosophila melanogaster model system

conference
September 08, 2017 — September 09, 2017
Tomar, Portugal

Hydra XIII Summer School on Stem Cell Biology

This summer school will provide a critical analysis of contemporary issues in stem cell biology.

Application deadline = 01 May 2017

workshop
September 10, 2017 — September 17, 2017
Hydra, Greece

Lifecourse Biology: From development to disease and the clinic

This conference seeks to bring together leading researchers in key areas of lifecourse research and give them an arena in which to interact and develop crosscutting understanding of one another’s fields of research

conference
September 13, 2017 — September 15, 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom

The Drugs Don’t Work: A Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance and Host-Pathogen Interaction

Jointly hosted by the Florey Institute and the EPSRC sponsored Sheffield Antimicrobial Resistance Network (SHAMROK), this 2-day symposium will highlight recent advances in bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions, with a focus on antimicrobial resistant pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

conference
September 19, 2017 — September 20, 2017
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

25th European Drosophila Research Conference

The EDRC covers the whole breadth of Drosophila research, from evolution and development through to neurobiology, immunology, metabolism and cancer research.

Abstract deadline: Tuesday 9th May, 2017

conference
September 22, 2017 — September 25, 2017
London, UK

Molecular Biosystems Conference: Eukaryotic gene regulation and functional genomics

The meeting will cover a wide variety of topics centered on eukaryotic gene expression, with a strong focus on global approaches for the study of gene regulation and function.

 

conference
September 23, 2017 — September 26, 2017
Puerto Varas, Chile

FENS Fall Brain Conference: Cortex Evolution and Development

In this conference, world experts will describe how advances in developmental neurobiology, stem cell biology and genetics are offering new insights into the mechanisms controlling the development and evolution of the cerebral cortex across vertebrates.

conference
September 24, 2017 — September 27, 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

CSHL Meetings: Stem Cell Biology

The meeting will focus on the basic biology of stem cells and the dynamic interactions between stem cells and their microenvironment or niche.

Organizers: Fiona Watt, Marius Wernig, Ken Zaret.

Abstract Deadline: 07 July, 2017

conference
September 25, 2017 — September 29, 2017
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

EMBO Workshop: Dynamics of living systems

Registration will open shortly

workshop
September 25, 2017 — September 29, 2017
Cargèse, France

October 2017

CSHL Meetings: Neurobiology of Drosophila

Topics include: Brain, Behavior and Evolution,
Neural Development, Mechanisms of Neurological Disease, Glial Biology and
Neural Circuits.

Organizers: Heather Broihier, J. Troy Littleton

Abstract deadline: 14 July, 2017

conference
October 03, 2017 — October 07, 2017
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

EMBO Conference: Nuclear structure and dynamics

Registration will open shortly

conference
October 04, 2017 — October 08, 2017
L'Isle sur la Sorgue, France

Keystone Symposia: Maternal-Fetal Crosstalk – Harmony vs. Conflict

Abstract Deadline: July 11, 2017 (for Short Talk consideration)
Discounted Registration Deadline: August 10, 2017

The meeting goal brings together researchers from diverse disciplines who investigate maternal-fetal factors shaping pregnancy outcomes by exploring how these systems work together or are at odds.

conference
October 04, 2017 — October 08, 2017
Washington, DC, USA

Champalimaud Research Symposium 2017 – Physiology: from Development to Disease

The 2017 Champalimaud Research Symposium will happen in Lisbon, Portugal from 9th-11th October. The Symposium focuses on modern physiology in development, ageing, immunity and cancer, bridging cutting edge biology with disease oriented research, and features keynote lecturer Professor Bob Horvitz.

other
October 09, 2017 — October 11, 2017
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal

Latin American Society For Developmental Biology Meeting 2017

conference
October 09, 2017 — October 13, 2017
Medellin, Colombia

Keystone Symposia: Regenerative Biology and Applications – Cell Differentiation, Tissue Organization and Biomedical Engineering

Travel Award Deadline: June 13, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: June 15, 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2017 (for Short Talk consideration)
Abstract Deadline: July 13, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: August 15, 2017

conference
October 15, 2017 — October 19, 2017
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

CSHL Course: Programming for Biology

Designed for lab biologists with little or no programming experience, this course will give students the bioinformatics and scripting skills necessary to exploit the abundance of biological data.

Instructors: Simon Prochnik & Sofia Robb

Application deadline: 15 July 2017

course
October 16, 2017 — October 31, 2017
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

Engineering Life 2017: Form and Function

The symposium will focus on recent advances and state-of-the-art techniques directed at understanding functionalities found in biological systems that stem from the morphology and the form of the constituents.

conference
October 19, 2017 — October 20, 2017
Dresden, Germany

The 29th CDB Meeting: Mavericks, New Models in Developmental Biology

A limited number of travel fellowships will be made available to younger scientists fro abroad.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017

conference
October 19, 2017 — October 20, 2017
RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan

4th North American Planarian Meeting

conference
October 20, 2017 — October 22, 2017
Woods Hole, MA, USA

BSDB Autumn meeting, joint with Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Danish Societies of Developmental Biology

Organisers: Megan Davey (BSDB), Ruth Palmer, Sara Wilson, Shristos Samakovlis & Andras Simon (SWEDBO), Satu Kuure (FSDB), Elke Ober & Palle Serup (Denmark)

conference
October 25, 2017 — October 27, 2017
Stockholm

EMBO Workshop: The Hippo pathway across species and disciplines

workshop
October 25, 2017 — October 29, 2017
Rome, Italy

EMBO Workshop: Frontiers in cytoskeleton research

The workshop brings together leading experts with different perspectives on cytoskeletal function, including theory, in vitro reconstitution to cellular and tissue level approaches.

Registration/abstract deadline = 30 June 2017

workshop
October 29, 2017 — November 01, 2017
Pune, India

November 2017

EMBO Conference: Quantitative Principles in Biology

Registration will open shortly

conference
November 02, 2017 — November 04, 2017
Heidelberg, Germany

Cold Spring Harbor Asia: Stem Cells, Aging & Rejuvination

conference
November 06, 2017 — November 10, 2017
Suzhou, China

Keystone Symposia: Frontiers of Serotonin Beyond the Brain

Deadlines:
Scholarship/Discounted Abstract: July 11, 2017
Abstract: August 10, 2017
Discounted Registration: September 12, 2017

Serotonin plays extra-cerebral roles in adults and development. This symposium aims to reveal insights into serotonin’s role in peripheral tissues in disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

conference
November 12, 2017 — November 15, 2017
Park City, Utah, USA

Regeneration

Hosted by Ospedale San Raffaele and Nature,  the meeting brings together key experts in the regeneration field working on different tissues and organs

conference
November 16, 2017 — November 18, 2017
Milan, Italy

Morphogenetic engineering

A Barcelona BioMed Conference

conference
November 27, 2017 — November 29, 2017
Barcelona

December 2017

CSHL Conference: Development and 3-D Modeling of the Human Brain

Abstract Deadline: September 22, 2017

Organizers: Paola Arlotta &
Sergiu Pasca

conference
December 06, 2017 — December 09, 2017
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

January 2018

Keystone Symposia: Plant Signaling – Molecular Pathways and Network Integration

Scholarship Deadline: September 25, 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 25, 2017
Abstract Deadline: October 23, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017

conference
January 21, 2018 — January 24, 2018
Tahoe City, California, USA

Keystone Symposia: Natural Products and Synthetic Biology – Parts and Pathways

Scholarship Deadline: September 25, 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 25, 2017
Abstract Deadline: October 23, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017

conference
January 21, 2018 — January 24, 2018
Olympic Valley, California, USA

February 2018

Keystone Symposia: Cryo-EM from Cells to Molecules: Multi-Scale Visualization of Biological Systems

Deadlines:
Scholarship/Discounted Abstract: October 5, 2017
Abstract: November 7, 2017
Discounted Registration: December 7, 2017

This symposium features workshops in specimen preparation and evaluation of suitability for cryo-EM, modeling of structures using cryo-EM data, and setting up a cryo-EM lab.

conference
February 04, 2018 — February 08, 2018
Tahoe City, California, USA

Fusion Conferences – Epigenetics (From Mechanisms to Disease)

Chairs: Dr. Giacomo Cavalli (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) & Dr. Luciano Di Croce (Centre for Genomic Regulation)

This conference integrates the burgeoning field of epigenetics with the underlying processes of chromatin organization, transcription regulation and aspects of stem cell biology.

conference workshop
February 15, 2018 — February 18, 2018
Cancun, Mexico

Fusion Conferences: DNA and Interacting Proteins as Single Molecules – In Vitro and In Vivo

Chairs: Prof. Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe (McGill University), Dr. Piero Bianco (University at Buffalo), Prof. X. Sunney Xie (Harvard University)

Key Sessions:

  • DNA replication
  • DNA recombination
  • DNA repair
  • Transcription
  • Chromosome dynamics
  • Genomics
conference workshop
February 21, 2018 — February 24, 2018
Cancun, Mexico

Fusion Conferences: Neuroepigenetics and Neuroepitranscriptomics

Chair: Dr. Li-Huei Tsai (MIT)

Key Sessions include:

  • Epigenetic mechanisms regulating brain development and stem cells
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Neuronal specific splicing
  • Brain developmental disorders, aging and neurodegeneration
  • Genome-wide analysis of different DNA and RNA modifications
  • 3D epigenome and chromatin topology
conference workshop
February 24, 2018 — February 27, 2018
Cancun, Mexico

Keystone Symposia: Endoderm Development and Disease – Cross-Organ Comparison and Interplay

Scholarship Deadline: October 25, 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 25, 2017 (for Short Talk consideration)
Abstract Deadline: November 28, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 20, 2017

conference
February 25, 2018 — March 01, 2018
Taos, New Mexico, USA

Keystone Symposia: Aging, Inflammation and Immunity

Scholarship & Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 26, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Nov 29, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 21, 2017

Joint with the conference on “Immunological Memory: Innate, Adaptive and Beyond”

conference
February 25, 2018 — March 01, 2018
Austin, Texas, USA

Fusion Conferences: Nuclear Receptors (New Roles for Nuclear Receptors in Development, Health and Disease)

Join scientific chairs Charlotte Bevan (Imperial College London), Karen Knudsen (Thomas Jefferson University) Simak Ali (Imperial College London) in Cancun for the Fusion Nuclear Receptors (New Roles for Nuclear Receptors in Development, Health and Disease) conference.

conference workshop
February 27, 2018 — March 02, 2018
Cancun, Mexico

March 2018

Fusion Conferences: Genomic Instability and Gene Therapeutics in Neurological Diseases

Join scientific chairs Mimoun Azzouz (The University of Sheffield) and Sherif El-Khamisy (University of Sheffield) at Cancun for Fusion’s Genomic Instability and Gene Therapeutics in Neurological Diseases (Neurodegeneration: From Causes to Therapy) conference.

conference workshop
March 05, 2018 — March 08, 2018
Cancun, Mexico

Keystone Symposia: Gene Control in Development and Disease

Scholarship Deadline: November 28, 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 28, 2017
Abstract Deadline: December 20, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 17, 2018

This conference is being held jointly with “Chromatin Architecture and Chromosome Organization.”

conference
March 23, 2018 — March 27, 2018
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

April 2018

Keystone Symposia: Pushing the Limits to Healthspan and Longevity

Scholarship Deadline: December 12, 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 12, 2017
Abstract Deadline: January 10, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 13, 2018

conference
April 15, 2018 — April 19, 2018
Hannover, Germany