the community site for and by developmental biologists

Events Calendar

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

To add a conference to this calendar, please register for an account. Once your account has been approved you will receive instructions on how to add an event.

 

Events filtered by category: conference [Clear filter]

August 2017

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

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

Symposium on Animal Development and its Evolutionary Variation

Symposium celebrating the many contributions of Professor Michael Akam to the study of Animal Development and Evolution

conference
September 17, 2017 — September 18, 2017
Cambridge, UK

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

Wyss Institute 8th International Symposium: Therapeutic Organ Engineering

conference
September 22, 2017
Boston, MA

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

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

2nd Molecular Biology of Ageing Meeting 2017

We welcome the submission of abstracts for original contributions in the following topics (deadline July 31st):

  • Telomeres
  • DNA repair and genome instability
  • Autophagy
  • Immunity
  • Mitochondria and Apoptosis
  • Protein homeostasis
  • Nutrient sensing
  • (Epi)Genetics and ageing
  • Cellular senescence
  • Stem cells
conference
October 08, 2017 — October 11, 2017
Groningen, the Netherlands

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

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

Engineering Life 2017: FORM and FUNCTION

The symposium  focuses on understanding functionalities found in biological systems that stem from the morphology and the form of the constituents, emphasizing the different length scales: from the molecular, to cellular, to tissue level and evolutionary aspects of morphogenesis.

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

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

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

edev2017: Engineering multicellular self-organization

Bringing together researchers with a shared interest in design principle of living systems, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of engineering stem cell self-organization into tissues and organs in culture, ultimately with the efficiency and precision of an organism

conference
November 13, 2017 — November 14, 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland

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

Dynamics of Plant Development and Evolution

Admission is free. Registration will open in fall.

conference
November 30, 2017 — December 01, 2017
Zurich, Switzerland

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

2nd International FishMed Conference on Zebrafish Research (FishMed2018)

Keynote Speaker: Randall Peterson, University of Utah, USA

Young FishMed Keynote Speaker: Benoit Vanhollebeke, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

The preliminary programme is available at the FishMed2018 webpage.

Registration starts on October 1, 2017.

conference
March 25, 2018 — March 27, 2018
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB), Poland

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

May 2018

Adult Neurogenesis 2018

Meeting topics: 

  • Precursor cells and neuronal development
  • Regulation and function
  • Regenerative and reactive neurogenesis
    ​​
conference
May 02, 2018 — May 04, 2018
Dresden, Germany

2nd edition of the International Symposium of Young Researchers in Biology

The YTRB Network 2nd edition Symposium is an opportunity for cooperation and technology-exchange. Eminent Young Principal Investigators will give talks in the following sessionsBiotechnology, Genomics and Bioinformatics & Molecular/Cell Biology and Immunology

conference
May 10, 2018 — May 13, 2018
Hammamet, Tunisia

Mechanisms of Recombination 2018

Conference topics:

  • ​​​​Recombination mechanisms​
  • Links between replication and recombination
  • Maintenance of genome stability
  • Chromosome interactions and meiosis
conference
May 20, 2018 — May 22, 2018
London, UK