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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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January 2018

EMBL Course: Brillouin Microscopy: Emerging Tool for Probing Mechanical Properties of Living Cells

By a mix of lectures and hands-on classes this course aims at bringing this emerging technique closer to the life scientists.

January 17, 2018 — January 19, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Healthy Ageing: From Molecules to Organisms

We will explore mechanisms of ageing in cells, tissues and organisms to identify interventions that ameliorate its effects. Learn how developments in cell- and immune-senescence,  stem cells and epigenetics are increasing our understating of the ageing process.

January 31, 2018 — February 01, 2018
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

February 2018

Keystone Symposia: Cryo-EM from Cells to Molecules: Multi-Scale Visualization of Biological Systems

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.

February 04, 2018 — February 08, 2018
Tahoe City, California, USA

Thinking beyond the dish: taking in vitro neural differentiation to the next level

This Company of Biologists Workshop aims to bridge developmental neurobiology, bioengineering, materials science, and computational biology to identify and address upcoming challenges in in vitro models of the brain, including early patterning, long-term survival, vascularization, 3D-structure, and circuit assembly.

February 04, 2018 — February 07, 2018
Winston House, UK

Gordon Research Conference: Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration

Craniofacial Development and Disease: From Molecules to Patients

Application deadline: 14th January 2018

February 11, 2018 — February 16, 2018
Lucca, Italy

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

Hands-on course on human pluripotent stem cell culture (IPSC/ESC)

This one-day practical course will provide laboratory based training sessions in stem cell based models and interactive discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge stem cell technologies, and best practices.

course workshop
February 21, 2018 — February 22, 2018

SYStem – Symposium for the next generation of Stem Cell Research

The meeting will discuss the latest advances in stem cell biology in an informal and collaborative setting. We focus on young scientists who have just started their independent career to help and shape the SC community in Europe.

conference workshop
February 22, 2018 — February 24, 2018

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

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”

February 25, 2018 — March 01, 2018
Austin, Texas, USA

Keystone Symposia: Vascular Biology and Human Diseases: From Molecular Pathways to Novel Therapeutics

cholarship Deadline: Oct 25, 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 20, 2017

February 25, 2018 — March 01, 2018
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

EMBO Workshop: Neural Development

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 15 January 2018
  • PAYMENT DEADLINE: 31 January 2018
March 02, 2018 — March 06, 2018
Taipei, Taiwan

Single Cell Biology

This meeting will provide a forum for biologists, methods developers and computational modellers interested in understanding biology at the single cell resolution.

Early Bird: 28 November 2017

Bursary: 12 December 2017

Abstract: 9 January 2018

Registration: 6 February 2018


March 06, 2018 — March 08, 2018
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Autophagy: Basic Biology, Aging and Age-Related Diseases

Application deadline: 18th February 2018

March 18, 2018 — March 23, 2018
Lucca, Italy

Biochemical Society: Dynamic Cell III

Abstract deadline: 19 January 2018.

Earlybird registration deadline: 19 January 2018.


  • Cytoskeletal regualtion of cell division
  • Cell migration and the extracellular matrix
  • Cytoskeletal dynamics
  • Cell – cell interactions
  • Imaging and probing cell function
March 19, 2018 — March 21, 2018
Manchester, UK

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.

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

Gordon Research Conference: Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Disease

Cellular and Molecular Signaling of FGFs: From Bench to Bedside

Application deadline: 25th February 2018

March 25, 2018 — March 30, 2018
Ventura, California

April 2018

Cell & Developmental Biology of Xenopus

Application Deadline: January 31st 2018

April 04, 2018 — April 17, 2018
Cold Spring Harbour

EMBO Workshop: Noncoding RNAs in Emrbyonic Development and Cell Differentiation

  • PAYMENT DEADLINE: 21 March 2018
April 08, 2018 — April 11, 2018
Rehovot, Israel

Summer School – Mechanobiology of polarised cells

Set in a village in the Chamonix valley, the aim of the school is to focus on how intrinsic physical properties of cells and environment govern cellular behaviour.

April 08, 2018 — April 13, 2018
Les Houches, France

EMBO Course: Extracellular Vesicles: From Biology to Biomedical Applications

This course will cover the basics, possibilities and limitations of different purification and characterization techniques and will address strategies to understand their role in biomedical applications.

April 09, 2018 — April 13, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Advances in Stem Cell Biology Course at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, April 9-21, 2018

This two-week course combines lectures and practical sessions on leading edge technologies and questions in stem cell biology

April 09, 2018 — April 21, 2018
Institut Pasteur

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

April 15, 2018 — April 19, 2018
Hannover, Germany

EMBO Workshop: Integrating Systems Biology: From Networks to Mechanisms to Models

At this conference we will discuss novel computational and experimental approaches to bridge this ‘mechanistic gap’ and hear about current trends in network mapping and analysis.

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

May 2018

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

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

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Cellular mechanisms Driven by Liquid Phase Separation

The symposium will help to push this emerging topic onto the world-wide stage, but in particular Europe, and vice versa facilitate European researchers access to this emerging topic.

May 14, 2018 — May 17, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Tissue Morphogenesis: interplay between genetics and mechanics

The general objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in interdisciplinary approaches to tissue morphogenesis.

Topics/methods will include mechano-chemical patterning and regulation, gene regulation of/by mechanics, imaging/probing biochemical signaling and mechanics, integration of genetics/biochemistry/mechanics in theoretical models.

May 23, 2018 — May 25, 2018
Paris, University Paris Diderot

7th French Cell Adhesion Club Symposium

May 23, 2018 — May 25, 2018
Strasbourg, France

EMBO|EMBL Symposium: Microtubules: From Atoms to Complex Systems

The aim of this symposium is to gather early-career and established researchers from all over the world who have substantially contributed to the microtubule field in recent years.

May 27, 2018 — May 30, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Gordon Research Conference: Mammary Gland Biology

Mammary Gland Development and Breast Cancer from Systems Biology to Single Cell

Application deadline: 29th April 2018

May 27, 2018 — June 01, 2018
Lucca Italy

The Stem Cell Niche Conference

Model organisms, reprogramming, pluripotency, tissue stem cells, progenitors,
germ cells, human stem cells, stem cells, niche, directed differentiation, regeneration, tissue homeostasis, developmental biology, signals, networks, bioengineering.


Organized by The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology- DanStem

May 27, 2018 — May 31, 2018
Favrholm Campus, Roskildevej 58, DK-3400 Hillerød, Denmark

June 2018

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Biological Oscillators: Design Mechanism, Function

This symposium aims to further strengthen a new, highly interdisciplinary community composed of scientists from very different fields and who share a common interest in oscillatory phenomena and biological dynamics.

June 03, 2018 — June 05, 2018
EMBL, Meyerhofstr. 1, Heidelberg, Germany

Gordon Research Conference: Cell Polarity Signaling

The Role of Cell Polarity Networks in Development, Growth Control, and Regeneration

Application deadline: 6th May 2018

June 03, 2018 — June 08, 2018
West Dover, Vermont

Joint Annual Meeting of the Japanese Societies of Cell and Developmental Biology

June 05, 2018 — June 08, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

Gordon Research Conference: Meiosis

Molecular Mechanisms and Regulation of Meiosis Across Species

Application deadline: 13th May 2018

June 10, 2018 — June 15, 2018
New London, New Hampshire

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

CSHL: Single Cell Analysis

Application deadline: March 31st 2018

June 29, 2018 — July 12, 2018
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

July 2018

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

Gordon Research Conference: Mammalian Reproduction

Pathways from Gametogenesis to Pregnancy

Application deadline: 1st July 2018

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

August 2018

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

September 2018

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

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

December 2018

ASCB 2018 Annual Meeting

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