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

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March 2017

CDB Symposium: Towards Understanding Human Development, Heredity, and Evolution

Topics in the 2017 CDB symposium include human germline development, early embryogenesis, organogenesis from stem cells and relevant disease models, as well as human genetics and evolution.

 

conference
March 27, 2017 — March 29, 2017
Kobe, Japan

Zencode/DevCom conference – Gene-Regulatory Systems in Development

Topics include:

Single-cell profiling

Chromatin Dynamics

Regulatory networks

Evolutionary plasticity

 

Abstract deadline: December 17th, 2016

Registration deadline: January 31st, 2017

conference
March 27, 2017 — March 30, 2017
Parador de Carmona, Carmona, Spain

West Coast SDB Regional Meeting

Meeting organizers: James Chen & Maksim Plikus

conference
March 28, 2017 — March 31, 2017
Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite National Park, CA

April 2017

BSCB / BSDB / Genetics Society Joint Meeting

This meeting provides a unique forum to network and socialise with a wide cross-section of the genetics, cell and developmental biology community, featuring an outstanding line up of speakers from around the world, a dedicated early career symposium, and workshops.

conference
April 02, 2017 — April 05, 2017
University of Warwick, UK

Abcam conference: Programming and reprogramming the human brain

Topics include modeling human brain development from pluripotent stem cells, programming and maintenance of cell identity in the CNS, and development-inspired reprogramming of the brain.

Oral abstract deadline: 15 November, 2016

Poster abstract deadline: 01 February, 2017

conference
April 03, 2017 — April 04, 2017
Munich, Germany

CSHL Meeting: Wiring the Brain

Topics include neural development, synapse formation and plasticity, neurodevelopmental disorders – genetics and animal models,  and human brain development.

Organizers: Danielle Bassett,
Joshua Gordon, Josh Huang, Kevin Mitchell

Abstract Deadline: 20 January, 2017

conference
April 04, 2017 — April 08, 2017
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

Abcam conference: Genome rearrangements and mutation signatures in development and cancer

This meeting will bring together leading researchers in genomics and classical mechanistic biology, in an effort to decode the information contained in mutation signatures, genome rearrangements, and alterations of karyotype in disease

Oral abstract deadline: 01 February 2017

Poster abstract deadline: 01 March 2017

conference
April 18, 2017 — April 20, 2017
Boston, MA

EMBO Young Scientist Networking Meeting 2017

The Young Scientist Networking Meeting brings together young group leaders from India and Europe, and students and post doctoral scholars to catalyze collaborative research and advance careers.

Registration deadline: 22 November, 2016

conference
April 24, 2017 — April 25, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

The Biology of Regenerative Medicine

The aim this conference is to understand the biology that underpins the success or failure of regenerative processes. We will explore the relationship between stem cell biology and regenerative biology so that both can be fully exploited to treat disease.

conference
April 25, 2017 — April 27, 2017
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

2nd Joint SFBD/SBCF Meeting : When Development meets Cell Biology

The second joint meeting of the French Societies for Cell Biology and Developmental Biology, covering gene regulation, nuclear architecture, cell polarity, cell migration, signalling, morphogenesis, reprogramming, signalling and emergent models

conference
April 26, 2017 — April 29, 2017
Lyon, France

May 2017

Scottish Developmental Biology Group (SDBG) – Friday 5th May 2017.

Plenary: Prof. Michael Akam FRS (University of Cambridge)

Eight further speakers drawn from submitted abstracts.

Free registration via sdbg2017@st-andrews.ac.uk. Registration deadline: Friday 3rd April. When registering please provide abstracts for poster presentations and indicate if available for oral presentation selection.

conference
May 05, 2017
University of St Andrews, Medical and Biological Sciences Building (http://medicine.st-andrews.ac.uk/about-us/location/).

Gordon Research Conference: Epithelial Differentiation & Keratinization

Epithelial Interactions in Development, Homeostasis, Disease and Therapy

Chair: Carien M. Niessen

Vice Chair: Valentina Greco

Application deadline: 09 April 2017

conference
May 07, 2017 — May 12, 2017
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Lucca (Barga), Italy

EMBO: Cell biology of the neuron – Polarity, plasticity and regeneration

The conference will present the most recent findings in the field of neuronal development, neuronal plasticity and neuronal regeneration emphasizing the intracellular mechanisms and cell biological aspects within these processes.

Registration & abstract deadline: 31st January, 2017

conference
May 07, 2017 — May 10, 2017
Heraklion, Greece

Young Embryologist Network 9th Annual Conference

Registration is now open

conference
May 09, 2017
UCL Institute of Child Health, London

EMBO-EMBL Symposium: Metabolism in Time and Space – Emerging Links to Cellular and Developmental Programs

This symposium focuses on the role of metabolism in controlling cellular and developmental programs in its spatial and temporal complexity.

Registration will open shortly

conference
May 11, 2017 — May 13, 2017
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBO-EMBL Symposium: Neural Circuits in the Past, Present and Future

By bringing together a unique and eclectic mix of scientists studying nervous systems from the molecular to the psychological level, this symposium should stimulate novel cross-fertilisation of ideas and methodologies to understand neural circuit structure and function

Abstract deadline: 17 February 2017

conference
May 14, 2017 — May 17, 2017
Heidelberg, Germany

Cortical Development Conference 2017: Neural Stem Cells to Neural Circuits

Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts: 14th April 2017

conference
May 17, 2017 — May 20, 2017
Crete

Cellular dynamics: membrane-cytoskeleton interface

Meeting organisers: Elizabeth Chen, Margaret Gardel, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz & Michael Way

Deadline for applications: March 21st, 2017

conference
May 21, 2017 — May 24, 2017
Southbridge, MA, USA

CSH Asia: Plant Cell and Development Biology

Topics include: organelle dynamics in plant development,  cell cycle regulation, anisotropic cell expansion and morphogenesis, stem cells and cell fate determination, and signaling in plant development

 

conference
May 22, 2017 — May 26, 2017
Suzhou, China

EMBO Conference: Advances in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Topics include tissue stem cell specification/regulation and self-renewal, the stem cell niche, stem cell aging and metabolism, single cell analysis, principles of development for stem cell engineering, and stem cell based disease modelling

Abstract deadline: 01 March 2017

conference
May 23, 2017 — May 26, 2017
Heidelberg, Germany

CSHL Symposium: Chromosome Segregation & Structure

The 82nd Cold Spring Harbor Symposium will address the enormous progress in our understanding of chromosome segregation, dynamics and stability.

Organizers: Terri Grodzicker, David Stewart, Bruce Stillman

Abstract deadline: 15 March, 2017

conference
May 31, 2017 — June 04, 2017
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

June 2017

Gordon Research Conference: Tissue Repair & Regeneration

Scientifically Informed Strategies to Turn Pathologic Tissue Repair into Perfect Regeneration

Chair: Boris Hinz

Vice Chair: Will Wood

Application deadline: 07 May, 2017

conference
June 04, 2017 — June 09, 2017
Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

Gordon Research Conference: Mammary Gland Biology

Biology of the Normal and Neoplastic Mammary Gland

Chairs: Heide L. Ford & Michael T. Lewis

Vice Chairs: Christina Scheel & Renee Van Amerongen

Application deadline: 14 May, 2017

conference
June 11, 2017 — June 16, 2017
Stoweflake Conference Center, Stowe, VT

Gordon Research Conference: Myogenesis

Advanced Mechanisms of Growth and Repair in Myogenesis

Chair:  Denis C. Guttridge

Vice Chair: Benedicte Chazaud

Application deadline: 14 May, 2017

conference
June 11, 2017 — June 16, 2017
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Lucca (Barga), Italy

ISSCR Annual Meeting

Researchers around the world continue to advance the science of stem cells. The ISSCR Annual Meeting is where they come together, work together and find inspiration together

conference
June 14, 2017 — June 17, 2017
Boston, MA

ISDB meeting

18th International Congress of Developmental Biology

conference
June 18, 2017 — June 22, 2017
Singapore

Gordon Research Conference: Cell Contact & Adhesion

Cell Contact as a Master Regulator of Membrane Organization, Mechanics and Signaling

Chair: Andrea McClatchey

Vice Chair:  Andrew Ewald

Application deadline: 21 May, 2017

conference
June 18, 2017 — June 23, 2017
Proctor Academy, Andover, NH

Gordon Research Conference: Germinal Stem Cell Biology

Programming and Reprogramming the Vertebrate Germline

Chair:  Peter Koopman

Vice Chair: Monika A. Ward

Application deadline: 21 May, 2017

conference
June 18, 2017 — June 23, 2017
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

2017 IMB Conference: Gene Regulation by the Numbers: Quantitative Approaches to Study Transcription

The conference will explore the latest findings and technological developments in the field of gene regulation.

conference
June 19, 2017 — June 21, 2017
Mainz, Germany

The 7th European Cell Mechanics Meeting

The goal of the meeting is to bring together scientists working in cell mechanobiology with an emphasis on the integration of mechanical processes across scales, from subcellular components to tissues.

Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2017

conference
June 21, 2017 — June 23, 2017
Windemere, England

57th Annual Meeting of The Teratology Society: Elevating Birth Defects Research

Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 22, 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline:

February 15, 2017

conference
June 24, 2017 — June 28, 2017
Denver, Colorado

Gordon Research Conference: Developmental Biology

Generation and Regeneration of Biological Tissues Through Cellular Diversification and Cooperation

Chair:  Jean-Paul Vincent

Vice Chair:  Dominique C. Bergmann

Application deadline: 28 May, 2017

conference
June 25, 2017 — June 30, 2017
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Abcam conference: Epigenetic Regulatory Pathways

This meeting will focus on the latest developments in epigenetic research and will address also the importance of this field in disease and drug development.

Oral abstract deadline: 01 February 2017

Poster abstract deadline: 01 April 2017

conference
June 26, 2017 — June 28, 2017
Seoul, South Korea

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

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-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

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

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

The ICLDR brings together developmental biologists to share our current understanding of limb embryogenesis 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: Mechanism in Plant Development

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

August 2017

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

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

Registration opens: 1st January, 2017
Early bird registration deadline: 15th May, 2017
Abstract deadline: 15th 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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2017

EMBO Conference: Quantitative Principles in Biology

Registration will open shortly

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

Nature conference: Regeneration

To be alerted when registration opens, please email: natureconf@us.nature.com

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

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

February 2018

3rd DNA Replication/Repair Structures and Cancer Conference

Join our scientific chairs John Tainer (MD Anderson Cancer Center) and Tom Blundell (University of Cambridge) in Cancun for Fusion Conference’s 3rd DNA Replication/Repair Structures and Cancer conference.

conference workshop
February 11, 2018 — February 15, 2018
Cancun, Mexico

Epigenetics (From Mechanisms to Disease) – Fusion Conferences

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

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

Neuroepigenetics and Neuroepitranscriptomics – Fusion Conferences

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

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

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

Genomic Instability and Gene Therapeutics in Neurological Diseases – Fusion Conferences

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