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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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July 2019

Gordon Research Conference: Epigenetics

Epigenetic Mechanisms Across Scales: From Molecules to Environment and Evolution

conference
July 21, 2019 — July 26, 2019
Holderness, NH, USA

Morphogenesis in Animals and Plants: Search for Principles

A month long course at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

course
July 22, 2019 — August 23, 2019
Santa Barbara, California

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Courses: Chromatin, Epigenetics and Gene Expression

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Instructors: Karen Adelman, Aaron Johnson, Marc Mendillo

course
July 23, 2019 — August 11, 2019
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

Salamander Models in Cross-Disciplinary Biological Research 2019

This summit aims to bring together researchers at all levels that are actively engaged in using salamander models or researchers looking to get into salamander models. Join us to share resources, ideas, and future project plans.

conference
July 23, 2019 — July 25, 2019
Northeastern University, Boston MA

SDB 78th Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology

conference
July 25, 2019 — July 29, 2019
Boston, MA

One-day Symposium on Developmental Bioelectricity in Boston, MA – July 26th, 2019

There will be a one-day satellite symposium on Developmental Bioelectricity, immediately before the 78th Annual SDB Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts this summer. Individuals registered for the Annual SDB Meeting can attend this symposium without paying an additional registration fee.

conference
July 26, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

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.

The full speaker list and conference poster are online here:

https://harrisonlab.blogspot.com/2018/11/faseb-mechanisms-in-plant-development.html

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

Gordon Research Conference: Fertilization and Activation of Development

Gametes, Fertilization and the Tissues in Which They Develop in Humans, Animals and Plants

conference
July 28, 2019 — August 02, 2019
Holderness, NH, USA

FASEB TGF-B Superfamily: Signaling in Development and Disease

Website in preparation

conference
July 28, 2019 — August 02, 2019
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

EMBL Course: Hands-on Flow Cytometry – Learning by Doing!

Flow Cytometry is one of the most powerful single cell analysis methods. Utilising Flow Cytometry we can identify and quantify different many parameters from heterogeneous samples, analyse the corresponding state of proliferation or simply detect the expression of fluorescent reporters.

course
July 29, 2019 — August 02, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

3rd Biennial Meeting of the Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology

conference
July 30, 2019 — August 02, 2019
Miami, FL

August 2019

Gordon Research Conference: Angiogenesis

Growing Organotypically Differentiated Vasculatures from Vascular Sprouts

conference
August 04, 2019 — August 09, 2019
Newport, RI, USA

Gordon Research Conference: Lung Development, Injury and Repair

Harnessing Lung Complexity Towards Improved Health Across the Lifespan

conference
August 04, 2019 — August 09, 2019
Lewiston, ME, US

Gordon Research Conference: Wnt Signaling

Wnt Signaling Networks in Development, Disease and Regeneration

conference
August 11, 2019 — August 16, 2019
West Dover, VT, USA

Cell Symposium: Engineering Organoids and Organs

Abstract submission deadline May 3, 2019

conference
August 25, 2019 — August 27, 2019
San Diego, CA, USA

Venice summer school 2019: Mechanism in development and evolution

EMBO-FEBS Lecture Course

Registration & Abstract deadline = 15 April

course
August 26, 2019 — August 30, 2019
Venice, Italy

September 2019

13th Tooth Morphogenesis & Differentiation Conference

The Tooth Morphogenesis and Differentiation Conference will be held in Oxford from the 1-6th September 2019.

The conference brings together researchers with interests in Stem Cells and Regeneration, Disease models, Evolution, and Development and Morphogenesis with a focus on the tooth.

other
September 01, 2019 — September 06, 2019
Worcester College, Oxford University, Oxford UK

EMBL Course: Chromatin Signatures During Differentiation: Integrated Omics Approaches to Neuronal Development

This course integrates omics approaches to understand the principle of chromatin operation and its biological relevance. We will analyse the composition and variation of chromatin components, and the “epigenetic landscape” at key time points following the induction of cellular differentiation.

course
September 02, 2019 — September 06, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

Physics Of Living Matter Symposium 14th Edition

Abstract submission deadlines:
– for talks 15 June
– for posters 30 June

conference
September 02, 2019 — September 03, 2019
Cambridge, UK

EMBL Conference: Protein Synthesis and Translational Control

Translational control focus of attention extends to many fields, including developmental biology, neurobiology, cell physiology, disease, synthetic and systems biology, among others. Besides messenger RNA translation, the conference features advances in epitranscriptomics and non-coding RNAs that influence the translation process.

conference
September 04, 2019 — September 07, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

2019 European Drosophila Research Conference

conference
September 05, 2019 — September 08, 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland

EMBO Practical Course: Current Methods in Cell Biology

The aim of the course is to allow participants to experience modern cell biology at work: not only to see but also to try out how cutting-edge technologies can be used to answer questions at the frontiers of cell biology.

course
September 08, 2019 — September 17, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

Plant Growth and Form

International Symposium on quantitative plant morphodynamics

Organised by DFG FOR2581

conference
September 09, 2019 — September 11, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Multiomics to Mechanisms – Challenges in Data Integration

This conference will bring together leading researchers from computational biology, various omics fields and technology development to present their latest work and discuss applications, future ideas and the challenges for integrating large-scale biological data across different biological technologies and disciplines.

conference
September 11, 2019 — September 13, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

3rd AXON Meeting – Circuits Development & Axon Regeneration

Abstract submission deadline: April 30th, 2019

Early Registration Deadline
25th July 2019

conference
September 11, 2019 — September 13, 2019
Alicante, Spain

Engineering Life 2019

Engineering Life explores cells from origins to engineering, and application. Join us September 11-13th, 2019.

Included: selected & flash talks, academic networking (steamboat on the Elbe!), Register here

Organiser: James Saenz and BCUBE

conference
September 11, 2019 — September 13, 2019
Dresden

Hydra XIV: European Summer School on Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Application deadline = 31 March

course
September 15, 2019 — September 22, 2019
Hydra, Greece

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings: Stem Cell Biology

Abstract Deadline: June 28, 2019

Organizers: Anne Grapin-Botton, Marius Wernig, Ken Zaret

conference
September 17, 2019 — September 21, 2019
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

Cell Symposium: Neuro-Immune Axis – Reciprocal Regulation in Development, Health, and Disease

Abstract submission deadline June 7, 2019 

conference
September 22, 2019 — September 24, 2019
Long Beach, CA, USA

EMBO Workshop: Creating is Understanding: Synthetic Biology Masters Complexity

Most engineered systems in biology are inspired by natural systems. We have prepared a program with four themes that are geared toward basic research while being at the forefront of synthetic biology.

workshop
September 22, 2019 — September 25, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course: Liquid Biopsies

This course provides hands-on experience in the common techniques to detect and analyse circulating tumor cells, cell free tumor DNA and/or extracellular vesicles while also bringing in clinical aspects. Learning from proper sampling through error free sequencing to data analysis.

course
September 23, 2019 — September 28, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

23rd Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles, Septembre : 24-27 2019

deadline for pre-registration: Jan. 31

 

 

other
September 24, 2019 — September 27, 2019
Marseilles

Mechanisms and Evolution of Intergenerational Change

Exploring the developmental origins of health and disease

Audience: scientists working on foetal programming,  ecologists and evolutionary biologists interested in the effects of the parental environment on offspring.

conference
September 24, 2019 — September 26, 2019
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Systems Genetics: From Genomes to Complex Traits

This first EMBO|EMBL Symposium on systems genetics will focus on the central questions of when and how do changes in genotype result in changes in phenotype.

conference
September 29, 2019 — October 02, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

Blood disorders: models, mechanisms and therapies

This meeting is organised by the journal Disease Models & Mechanisms and curated by Monica Justice, Nancy Speck, Paresh Vyas and Leonard Zon. It will bring together diverse front-line researchers, stimulating discussions across basic and clinical research, and fostering collaborative links.

conference
September 29, 2019 — October 01, 2019
Boston, MA

Intestinal Organoids – from stem cells to metabolism and microbiome interactions

Registration for abstract submission open from: March 8 2019

Abstract submission deadline: May 12 2019

conference
September 29, 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

Intestinal Organoids – from stem cells to metabolism and microbiome interactions

Conference topics:

– Stem cells and fate decisions

– Enteroendocrine lineage specification

– Gut hormone production and secretion

– Interactions between gut epithelium and microbiota

– Engineering stem cell niches

conference
September 29, 2019 — October 02, 2019
Favrholm Campus Roskildevej 58 DK-3400 Hillerød, Denmark

CENTURI 2019 Scientific meeting – Self-organization in multicellular systems

Self-organization in multicellular systems is a five-day interdiscplinary workshop designed to foster new collaborations and exchange about a wide range of topics in life science (cell biology, biophysics, developmental biology, neuroscience and immunology).

 

More information: http://centuri-livingsystems.org/csm2019/

 

workshop
September 30, 2019 — October 04, 2019
IESC (Corsica, France

October 2019

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings: Neurobiology of Drosophila

Abstract Deadline: July 12, 2019

Organizers: Kate O’Connor-Giles, Scott Waddell

conference
October 01, 2019 — October 05, 2019
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

Contemporary morphogenesis

A Scientific Discussion Meeting from The Royal Society

conference
October 07, 2019 — October 08, 2019
London, UK

EMBO|EMBL Symposium: Seeing is Believing – Imaging the Molecular Processes of Life

Connecting leading developers of imaging methods with cutting edge applications that illustrate how imaging can answer biological questions. We emphasise on methods that capture the dynamics of life, spanning the whole range from molecular resolution to imaging of whole organisms.

conference
October 09, 2019 — October 12, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

The Brain Mosaic: Cellular heterogeneity in the CNS (2nd edition)

The Brain Mosaic aims to bring together leaders in this emerging discipline to discuss how it is advancing our knowledge of CNS function and disease. Speakers at this neuroscience meeting on ‘single cell’ will emphasize the multi-disciplinary nature of the field.

conference
October 10, 2019 — October 11, 2019
Leuven

Workshop “From cancer to developmental defects: the control of DNA segregation and human disease”

This workshop belongs to the series “Current Trends in Biomedicine”, organized by the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA) at the “Sede Antonio Machado” of Baeza (Andalusia, Spain).

 

More information and application at https://www.unia.es/biomedicine

workshop
October 14, 2019 — October 16, 2019
Baeza, Spain

EMBO|EMBL Symposium: The Non-Coding Genome

Exploring the diverse, dynamic and multifaceted roles of RNA across a spectrum of cellular processes. Interdisciplinary discussion of the roles of non-coding RNAs in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, with the aim of enhancing our understanding of gene regulation and function.

conference
October 16, 2019 — October 19, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course: Computing Skills For Reproducible Research: Software Carpentry

Computation is an integral part of today’s research as data has grown too large or too complex to be analysed by hand. Training in several key tools, focusing on good development practices that encourage efficient and reproducible research computing.

course
October 16, 2019 — October 18, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

14th Asia Epigenome Meeting (AEM) / 3rd Taipei Epigenetics and Chromatin Meeting

 

Discussion topics will include:

  • Histone, RNA and DNA modification
  • Chromatin dynamics
  • X inactivation
  • Epigenetics and disease
  • Non-coding RNA
  • ​Epigenetics in embryo, stem cell and reprogramming
conference
October 16, 2019 — October 18, 2019
Academia Sinica

Cell Symposia: Transcriptional Regulation in Evolution, Development, and Disease

Abstract submission deadline: May 13, 2019

conference
October 20, 2019 — October 22, 2019
Chicago, USA

European Developmental Biology Congress

conference
October 23, 2019 — October 26, 2019
Alicante, Spain

EMBL Science and Society Conference: Science as Storytelling: From Facts to Fictions

In this meeting we will explore the role of narrative in the communication of science. What does narrative in contemporary fiction have to say about the human dimension of science? Are its practitioners villains or heroes, stereotypes or multidimensional characters?

conference
October 24, 2019 — October 25, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

Gastruloids Hands-On Training Course

Come join CamBioScience for this exciting practical course. Learn from the scientists who created gastruloids so you can reproduce them in your lab!

Instructors: Dr Peter Baillie-Johnson, Dr David Turner, Mr Stefano Vianello

 

 

course
October 24, 2019 — October 25, 2019
Homerton College, Cambridge, UK

LASDB Meeting 2019

The 10th meeting of the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology

conference
October 28, 2019 — October 31, 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Workshop “From Genes to Organisms: Transcriptional Control in Development and Disease”

This workshop belongs to the series “Current Trends in Biomedicine”, organized by the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA) at the “Sede Antonio Machado” of Baeza (Andalusia, Spain).

More information and application at https://www.unia.es/biomedicine

workshop
October 28, 2019 — October 30, 2019
Baeza, Spain

EMBL Course: Microinjection into Adherent Cells

20% of the course programme covers lectures and tutorials on microinjection and corresponding microscopy techniques by experts in the field. 80% focuses on hands on practical work organised in small groups.

course
October 29, 2019 — October 30, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

November 2019

EMBL Course: Humanized Mice in Biomedicine: Challenges and Innovations

This course covers conceptual and technical classes on human stem cell transplantation and immune reconstitution, infections with human-specific pathogens, in vivo modelling using patient-derived xenografts (PDX) of solid tumours and leukaemia models as well as regenerative approaches for the liver.

course
November 03, 2019 — November 08, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Conference: Cancer Genomics

This conference covers presentations from cancer genome projects, the areas of cancer functional genomics, systems biology, cancer immunogenomics and epigenomics, cancer mouse models and the translation and clinical impact of scientific results obtained.

conference
November 04, 2019 — November 07, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

33rd Annual French Drosophila Conference

Submission deadline: September 29

Registration deadline: October 18

conference
November 06, 2019 — November 09, 2019
Lyon, France

Epigenomics of Common Diseases

This year’s conference will cover a broad spectrum of epigenomic discoveries, opportunities, and also challenges, in human normal biology and in disease and discuss and discuss epigenomic approaches in common human diseases.

conference
November 06, 2019 — November 08, 2019
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK

Understanding human birth defects in the genomic age

A Workshop from the Company of Biologists, organised by Mustafa Khokha, Karen Liu and John Wallingford. Funded early career places available – deadline = 10 June.

workshop
November 10, 2019 — November 13, 2019
Wiston House, West Sussex, UK

EMBO Practical Course: The Fundamentals of High-End Cell Sorting

This course on the fundamentals of high-end cell sorting enables scientists to properly use the global upstream technology of cell sorting with high confidence.

course
November 11, 2019 — November 15, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

The 9th EMT International Association meeting – TEMTIA-IX

conference
November 11, 2019 — November 14, 2019
Kumamoto, Japan

TEMTIA9 (the 9th EMT international association meeting)

Epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT) research bridges development and cancer. TEMTIA9 will be held on Nov.11-14, 2019 (Kumamoto, Japan). We have exciting speakers and many open oral presentation slots, with support from the Company of Biologists. For details please visit http://www.emtmeeting.org.

conference
November 11, 2019 — November 14, 2019
Kumamoto, Japan

Workshop “Actin-based mechanosensation and force generation in health and disease”

This workshop belongs to the series “Current Trends in Biomedicine”, organized by the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA) at the “Sede Antonio Machado” of Baeza (Andalusia, Spain).

More information and application at https://www.unia.es/biomedicine

workshop
November 11, 2019 — November 13, 2019
Baeza, Spain

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings: Single Cell Analyses

Abstract Deadline: August 23, 2019

Organizers: Nancy Allbritton, Scott Fraser Junhyong Kim

conference
November 13, 2019 — November 16, 2019
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

A Century of Genetics

Celebrating 100 years of genetics in Edinburgh and the Genetics Society in the UK

conference
November 13, 2019 — November 15, 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland

EMBO Workshop: Precision Health: Molecular Basis, Technology and Digital Health

This conference addresses the promises and challenges of precision health, the molecular insights necessary to enable a maintenance of wellness and prevention of disease and the new technologies needed to apply those insights in the clinic.

workshop
November 13, 2019 — November 16, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

DBNY: Undergraduate Developmental Biology Conference

Annual Fall conference, featuring undergraduate DevBio research: DBNY2019. Along with talks & posters, will have a keynote speaker and a career panel discussing options after college.

conference
November 16, 2019
Ithaca College; Ithaca, NY

Workshop “Molecular causes of primary microcephaly and related diseases”

This workshop belongs to the series “Current Trends in Biomedicine”, organized by the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA) at the “Sede Antonio Machado” of Baeza (Andalusia, Spain).

More information and application at https://www.unia.es/biomedicine

workshop
November 18, 2019 — November 20, 2019
Baeza, Spain

EMBO|EMBL Symposium: Metabolism Meets Epigenetics

The symposium will focus in particular on how metabolites and metabolic networks impact gene regulation, on recently discovered roles of metabolites in disease and how this open novel therapeutic avenues.

conference
November 20, 2019 — November 23, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

December 2019

EMBL|Wellcome Genome Campus Conference: Target Validation Using Genomics and Informatics

This meeting connects researchers based in academia and industry to focus on the opportunities and challenges for genomics in drug discovery. Covering multi-omics, epidemiology, molecular biology and computational approaches, focusing on the contributions of these methods to target validation.

conference
December 08, 2019 — December 10, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings: Development and 3-D Modeling of the Human Brain

Abstract Deadline: September 27, 2019

Organizers: Guo-li Ming, Sergiu Pasca

conference
December 09, 2019 — December 12, 2019
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

February 2020

2nd DNA and Interacting Proteins as Single Molecules – In Vitro and In Vivo Conference | Fusion Conferences

This meeting aims to present the most recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of DNA metabolic processes at the single-molecule level, using both in vivo and in vitro approaches.

conference
February 20, 2020 — February 23, 2020
Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive, Nassau, Bahamas

2nd Nuclear Receptors Conference | Fusion Conferences

Bringing together leading figures in nuclear receptor research, to discuss emerging roles and their implications for health and disease in an intimate meeting that will generate meaningful idea exchange to further shape this influential field.

conference
February 24, 2020 — February 27, 2020
Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive, Nassau, Bahamas

2nd Epigenetics Conference | Fusion Conferences

Talks will cover a broad range of topics, including chromosome organisation, long-range interactions, chromatin assembly, stem cell regulation/differentiation, RNA-based mechanisms, transcription regulation, DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation.

conference
February 28, 2020 — March 02, 2020
Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive,Nassau, Bahamas

March 2020

Cell Symposia: Gene- and Cell-Based Therapies: CRISPR, Stem Cells, and Beyond

This meeting will bring together academic and industry scientists and clinicians working on developing and implementing gene therapy and cell-based therapy for a wide variety of conditions.

conference
March 02, 2020 — March 04, 2020
San Francisco, USA

2nd Neuroepigenetics & Neuroepitranscriptomics Conference | Fusion Conferences

This meeting will bring together experts and pioneers in studying neuroepigenetics and epitranscriptomics to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive picture of epigenetic and epitranscriptomic mechanisms in neural development, reprogramming and cell identity, plasticity, neuronal function and dysfunction.

conference
March 03, 2020 — March 06, 2020
Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive, Nassau, Bahamas

2020 Canadian Developmental Biology Meeting

conference
March 19, 2020 — March 22, 2020
Banff, Canada

April 2020

The Allied Genetics Conference 2020

This unique conference brings together multiple international research communities around common topics, including developmental genetics. Share your work with the C. elegans, Drosophila, mammalian, yeast, Xenopus, zebrafish, population, evolutionary, and quantitative genetics communities, along with those researching humans and plants.

conference
April 22, 2020 — April 26, 2020
Metro Washington, DC area

Epigenetic Pathways and Human Disease Conference | Fusion Conferences

The conference will provide a comprehensive backdrop to the basic principles behind Epigenetic and cross-reference to their relevance to disease. Sessions include; Chromatin, RNA and DNA regulatory pathways and a separate session on recent developments in drug discovery from Pharma.

conference
April 30, 2020 — May 03, 2020
Chania, Crete

May 2020

Cell Symposia: Infection Biology in the Age of the Microbiome

The meeting will explore bacterial pathogens and pathogenesis from multiple perspectives, from cellular mechanisms to interbacterial interactions and community behavior, as well as pathogenesis in the complex milieu of the microbiota.

conference
May 18, 2020 — May 20, 2020
Paris, France

July 2020

Animal Models of Cancer Conference: From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology | Fusion Conferences

This conference will provide a forum for discussion on the past, present, and future of animal models for cancer, in particular the role that these models will play in the era of precision medicine.

conference
July 14, 2020 — July 17, 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

October 2020

3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference | Fusion Conferences

This meeting will appeal to Molecular/Cell Biologists/Geneticists & Biochemists interested in genome stability. Researchers interested in the molecular basis of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and ageing and those with an interest in high throughput genetic and pharmacological screening methods.

conference
October 05, 2020 — October 08, 2020
Dolce CampoReal Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal