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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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September 2018

From stem cells to human development

The third Development meeting focussing on human developmental biology

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

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

22nd Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles

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

September 25, 2018 — September 28, 2018

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

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

October 2018

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.

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

Utah Fish Conference at the University of Utah

The inaugural Utah Fish Conference (UFC) is a free one-day symposium that will host two incredible keynote speakers, as well as trainee talks, and posters from the zebrafish community. Check out or @utah_ZIG for more info!

October 08, 2018
Crocker Science Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3rd Danube Conference on Epigenetics

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

2018 EMBO Workshop – RNA and genome maintenance: Cooperation and conflict management

  • Replication-transcription conflicts and transcription-associated DNA damage
  • RNA-binding proteins in genome stability maintenance
  • Non-coding RNA in the DNA damage response
  • Interplay between the DNA damage response and RNA metabolism


For more information about the conference please click the following link

conference workshop
October 10, 2018 — October 13, 2018
Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) - Mainz, Germany

JEDI 2018

Junior European Drosophila Investigators meeting supported by EMBO

October 14, 2018 — October 17, 2018
Girona, Spain

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

Abstract Submission Deadline = 06/08/18

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

29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018

Glycobiology is the study of complex carbohydrates in biological and biotechnological context. The main goal of the conference is to give an opportunity to young researchers to present their glycobiology work to colleagues and principal investigators.

October 21, 2018 — October 23, 2018

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

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

November 2018

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

Abstract deadline = 31/07/18

Early registration deadline = 15/08/18

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.

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

2018 IMB Workshop: Molecular Mechanisms of Circadian Clocks

This workshop will bring together leading scientists, who have made seminal contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying circadian timing and pioneered the introduction of new technologies to the field of circadian research.

For more information click here

conference workshop
November 15, 2018 — November 16, 2018
Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) - Mainz, Germany

International Meeting on Optical Biosensors

The purpose of this conference is to gather and consolidate the expertise in the field of biosensors and to promote the exchange of information as to accelerate the development of these new dynamic imaging approaches in biology and biomedical sciences.

November 15, 2018 — November 17, 2018

Conferences Jacques Monod: Modeling cell fate

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

Genotype to Phenotype to Fitness

Genetics Society  2018 Autumn Meeting

November 22, 2018 — November 23, 2018
Exeter, United Kingdom

Metabolism in Cancer and Stromal Cells (2nd edition)

During this international Conference we will focus on how cancer and stromal cells metabolically communicate and how their specific metabolism impacts disease development and progression.

November 26, 2018 — November 27, 2018

December 2018

From Images to Knowledge with ImageJ & Friends

An EMBL Conference bringing together the developers and users of state-of-the-art open source solutions for biological image analysis

December 06, 2018 — December 08, 2018
Heidelberg, Germany

ASCB 2018 Annual Meeting

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

January 2019

Fifth International Oocyte Meeting

The registration deadline is September 30, 2018

January 16, 2019 — January 19, 2019
Villefranche-sur-mer, France

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

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

30th Fungal Genetics Conference

Researchers working on all aspects of fungi attend the 30th Fungal Genetics Conference in Pacific Grove, CA! Communication and collaboration between those interested in genomics, gene regulation, cell biology and development, evolutionary biology, fungal-host interactions, and biotechnology is encouraged.

March 12, 2019 — March 17, 2019
Pacific Grove, California

Synthetic Morphogenesis: From Gene Circuits to Tissue Architecture

EMBO | EMBL Symposia

March 17, 2019 — March 20, 2019
Heidelberg, Germany

May 2019

Development of the dopaminergic system – from stem cells to circuits

An exciting and diverse scientific programme focused on recent advances and future directions in fundamental and applied developmental neuroscience centred on the midbrain dopaminergic system.

Early registration ends 31st January 2019.

May 13, 2019 — May 15, 2019

June 2019

2nde European Amphibian Conference (EAC2019)

We invite you to the Second European Amphibian Club in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, Germany.


This conference aims to foster a European network for scientists using amphibians in biology and translational medicine and to consolidate the interest of young scientists for amphibian models.
June 26, 2019 — June 29, 2019
Leucorea, Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, Germany

July 2019

10th International Tunicate Meeting

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, July 7-13, 2019

This meeting attracts the international community of researchers using tunicates as model organisms for a broad range of studies, including cell and developmental biology, neurobiology and immunity, post-embryonic development, genetics and genomics, ecology and evolution.


July 08, 2019 — July 13, 2019
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

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.

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