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The 30th HEAD GROUP MEETING (HGM) – Understanding Normal and Abnormal Development of Head Structures

Posted by , on 20 November 2017

Join invited speakers and showcase your work to celebrate the 30th HGM. We particularly welcome presentations from budding scientists to foster networking and collaboration opportunities.

This 2-day meeting will end with the Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture by Prof. William Harris.


29-30 January, 2018 – UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK



Michael Dixon (Manchester University, UK)

Linda Erksine (Aberdeen University, UK)

Francesca Peri (EMBL, Germany)

Marysia Placzek (Sheffield University, UK)

Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture: William Harris (Cambridge University, UK)





Abstract submission for oral or poster presentation: 15th December, 2017

Conference Registration: 8th January, 2018


Background to the Meeting

Following the 1987 BSDB Meeting on “Craniofacial Development” organized by Peter Thorogood and Cheryll Tickle, the organizers and other colleagues (Mark Ferguson, Andrew Lumsden, Gudrun Moore, Alisdair Ivens, Julian Lewis and Gillian Morriss-Kay) decided to start holding annual informal meetings to increase communication between laboratories working on various aspects of the development of the head, to offer the opportunity to young scientists to present their work in a friendly and stimulating environment and promote collaborative research. The group has met annually since 1989, and the initial number of participants, about 20 people, rose very rapidly through word of mouth with more groups asking to be included in the mailing list. Over the last few years there have always been over one hundred people attending the meeting.


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