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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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June 2018

Gordon Research Conference: Signaling by Adhesion Receptors

Connecting Structure, Mechanics, and Function in Cells and Tissues

Application deadline: May 27th 2018

June 24, 2018 — June 29, 2018
Biddeford, Maine

7th meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology

7th meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology

June 26, 2018 — June 29, 2018
Galway, Ireland

July 2018

43rd FEBS Congress 2018

July 07, 2018 — July 12, 2018

2018 Asia-Pacific Worm Meeting

July 09, 2018 — July 12, 2018
Seoul, South Korea

ZDMS Meeting

Zebrafish Disease Models Society Meeting

July 10, 2018 — July 13, 2018
Leiden, Netherlands

EMBL Conference: Microfluidics 2018: New Technologies and Applications in Biology, Biochemistry and Single-Cell Analysis

he EMBL Microfluidics Conference 2018 aims to bring together top researchers in the field and to spark scientific exchange, also across different disciplines.

July 15, 2018 — July 17, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Gordon Research Conference: Single Molecule Approaches to Biology

Uncovering Fundamental Mechanisms in Biology and Beyond, One Molecule at a Time

Application deadline: June 17th 2018

July 15, 2018 — July 20, 2018
West Dover, Vermont

SDB 77th Annual Meeting

July 20, 2018 — July 24, 2018
Portland, OR

Gordon Research Conference: Notch Signaling in Development, Regeneration and Disease

Notch Signaling in Development, Regeneration and Disease

Application deadline: June 24th 2018

July 22, 2018 — July 27, 2018
Lewiston Maine

Gordon Research Conference: Chromatin Structure and Function

Chromatin Encounters: Shaping Genome Architecture and Function

Application deadline: 24th June 2018

July 22, 2018 — July 27, 2018
Newry, Maine

The Anatomical Society Summer Meeting ‘Human Cerebral Cortex Development’

July 23, 2018 — July 25, 2018
Oxford, UK

EMBO Workshop: Imaging Mouse Development

This meeting will provide a buzzing forum to exchange the latest ideas and techniques, foster new collaborations, and formulate strategies to address gaps in our knowledge and technical challenges.

July 24, 2018 — July 27, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Gordon Research Conference: Neural Development

Generating Diverse Cells and Networks in the Nervous System

Application deadline: July 1st 2018

July 29, 2018 — August 03, 2018
Newport, Rhode Island

Gordon Research Conference: Mammalian Reproduction

Pathways from Gametogenesis to Pregnancy

Application deadline: 1st July 2018

July 29, 2018 — August 03, 2018
Lucca, Italy

Gordon Research Conference: Biomineralization

Application deadline: 1st July 2018

July 29, 2018 — August 03, 2018
New London, New Hampshire

August 2018

Santa Cruz Developmental Biology 2018

Old and New: modern answers to enduring questions in development

August 11, 2018 — August 15, 2018
Santa Cruz, California

GSA International Xenopus Conference

August 12, 2018 — August 16, 2018
Seattle Washington

Gordon Research Conference: Tissue Niches and Resident Stem Cells in Adult Epithelia

Modeling Cell-Cell Interactions Governing Tissue Repair and Disease

Application deadline: July 22nd 2018

August 19, 2018 — August 24, 2018
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

European Society for Evolutionary Biology II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology

August 19, 2018 — August 22, 2018
Montpellier, France

11th International Multiconference on “Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure\Systems Biology” – BGRS\SB-2018

The Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICG SB RAS) will organize 11th International Multiconference on “Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure\Systems Biology” – BGRS\SB-2018 on 20-25 of August, 2018 in Novosibirsk, Russia:


August 20, 2018 — August 25, 2018
Novosibirsk, Russia

EMBL Conference: Transcription and Chromatin

The meeting brings together leading experts covering all aspects of transcription from cis-regulatory function, long range regulation, 3-dimensional looping, the basal transcriptional machinery, RNA polymerase regulation and function, nucleosome positioning, chromatin modifications, chromatin remodelling, and epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional silencing.

August 25, 2018 — August 28, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Stem Cell Conference Basel 2018

“Stem Cell Dynamics Throughout Life: From Development to the Adult”

August 29, 2018 — August 31, 2018
Basel, Switzerland

September 2018

Engineering Multicellular Self-Organisation III

Deadline for registration is 10 August 2018

September 03, 2018 — September 04, 2018
Cambridge, UK

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Principles of Chromosome Structure and Function

This Symposium would put the spotlight on the biochemical and biophysical composition and architecture of chromosomes.

September 05, 2018 — September 08, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Visegrad Group Society for Developmental Biology: Inaugural Meeting

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: 15/07/2018

September 07, 2018 — September 09, 2018
Brno, Czech Republic

EMBO|EMBL Symposium: Organoids: Modelling Organ Development and Disease in 3D Culture

This symposium will bring together the leading researchers in this field to establish a new research community and reveal parallels between various tissue models.

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

BSDB Autumn Meeting 2018

Embryonic-Extraembryonic Interactions – from genetics to environment

September 10, 2018 — September 13, 2018
Oxford, UK

CSHL: Epigenetics & Chromatin Meeting

Abstract deadline: June 22nd 2018

September 11, 2018 — September 15, 2018
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

Physics of Living Matter 13 | 11 – 12 September 2018

This year, CENTURI will host the 13th edition of PLM in Marseille the 11 & 12 September 2018. In addition to an exciting programme presented by renowned speakers, oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts.


More information: PLM 13

September 11, 2018 — September 12, 2018
Marseille (France)

European Wnt Meeting 2018

Following the tradition of previous Wnt meetings, the conference will cover a broad thematic range of topics related to Wnt signaling pathways and their roles in development and disease.

September 12, 2018 — September 14, 2018
German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

CSH Asia: Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders – from Genetic Discoveries to Interventions

Abstract deadline: July 6, 2018

September 17, 2018 — September 21, 2018
Suzhou, China

6th Cambridge International Stem Cell Symposium

September 19, 2018 — September 21, 2018
Cambridge, UK

Sainsbury Laboratory Symposium: The Coordination of Development

Registration deadline: Friday 29 June 2018

Poster abstract submission deadline:  Friday 13 July 2018

September 19, 2018 — September 21, 2018
Cambridge, UK

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

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

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

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

Conferences Jacques Monod: Modeling cell fate

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

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

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

July 2019

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