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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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October 2017

Integrative Biology & Medicine

Integrative Biology & Medicine is the first conference in Ukraine focused on computational biology (systems biology and bioinformatics) and translational medicine. Abstract deadline – 17.09.2017, registration deadline – 29.09.2017.


  • Nikolaus Rajewsky
  • Eugene V. Koonin
  • Eli Eisenberg
  • Mikhail Gelfand
October 02, 2017 — October 07, 2017
Great Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Volodymyrska Street 55, Kyiv, 01030, Ukraine

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

October 03, 2017 — October 07, 2017
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

EMBO Conference: Nuclear structure and dynamics

Registration will open shortly

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.

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
October 08, 2017 — October 11, 2017
Groningen, the Netherlands

MBL short course on Gene Regulatory Networks for Development

This course offers an in-depth treatment of experimental and computational modeling approaches to gene regulatory networks, and explores how the GRN concept can be applied to solve developmental mechanisms in various systems and contexts.

Application deadline: July 20, 2017.

October 08, 2017 — October 21, 2017
Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA

Champalimaud Research Symposium 2017 – Physiology: from Development to Disease

The 2017 Champalimaud Research Symposium will happen in Lisbon, Portugal from 9th-11th October. The Symposium focuses on modern physiology in development, ageing, immunity and cancer, bridging cutting edge biology with disease oriented research, and features keynote lecturer Professor Bob Horvitz.

October 09, 2017 — October 11, 2017
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal

Latin American Society For Developmental Biology Meeting 2017

October 09, 2017 — October 13, 2017
Medellin, Colombia

Workshop “Understanding the Beneficial Role of the Microbiota in Animals and Plants”

This workshop belongs to the series Workshops “Current Trends in Biomedicine”, organized by the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA).

More information and application at:

October 09, 2017 — October 11, 2017
Baeza, Spain

Science Podcast Production Workshop

Award-winning science broadcaster Richard Hollingham presents this introductory hands-on course on how to podcast – from getting good quality sound and content – to getting your podcast online and heard.


This course is provided by Royal Society of Biology.

course workshop
October 11, 2017
Royal Society of Biology, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, WC1N 2JU

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

October 15, 2017 — October 19, 2017
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

CSHL Course: Programming for Biology

Designed for lab biologists with little or no programming experience, this course will give students the bioinformatics and scripting skills necessary to exploit the abundance of biological data.

Instructors: Simon Prochnik & Sofia Robb

Application deadline: 15 July 2017

October 16, 2017 — October 31, 2017
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

Persuasive Scientific Report Writing

For writers of technical, scientific and related reports or documents, who wish to improve their writing skills.

Following the success of previous courses in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Royal Society of Biology continues to offer this course.

October 16, 2017
Medical School, University of Birmingham, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2SG

ESGCT 25th Anniversary Congress

European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Annual Congress


Keynote speakers: Christopher Baum and Nathalie Cartier

Award lecturers: Jef Boeke and Malcolm Brenner

October 17, 2017 — October 20, 2017
bcc Berlin

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

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.

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

4th North American Planarian Meeting

October 20, 2017 — October 22, 2017
Woods Hole, MA, USA

Laboratory Leadership and Management

This training course is provided by the Royal Society of Biology. 

October 20, 2017
Meeting Room 2, Charles Darwin House 2, 107 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TZ

HREM and Phenotyping Workshop

Generation and interpretation of HREM data from normal and mutant E14.5 mouse embryos in the DMDD programme

October 20, 2017 — October 22, 2017
Vienna, Austria

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)

October 25, 2017 — October 27, 2017

EMBO Workshop: The Hippo pathway across species and disciplines

October 25, 2017 — October 29, 2017
Rome, Italy

EMBO Workshop: Frontiers in cytoskeleton research

The workshop brings together leading experts with different perspectives on cytoskeletal function, including theory, in vitro reconstitution to cellular and tissue level approaches.

Registration/abstract deadline = 30 June 2017

October 29, 2017 — November 01, 2017
Pune, India