Development is excited to announce a new webinar series showcasing the latest developmental biology and stem cell research. The webinars are chaired each month by a different Development Editor, who invites talks from authors of exciting new papers and preprints. First authors are particularly encouraged to present their work – we hope the series will become a forum for supporting early-career researchers. As well as presentations and live Q&A sessions, you’ll also get the chance to meet the speakers and fellow participants at interactive virtual tables. The webinars will typically occur once a month and will be held in Remo, our browser-based conferencing platform, and talks will be available to watch for a couple of weeks after the event (hosted here on the Node).
Below, you’ll see a list of confirmed webinars (follow the link for details of how you register to attend – each event requires separate registration), a list of past webinars (follow the link to watch the recorded presentations and Q&A after the webinar) and a guide for using Remo.
With Michèle Romanos, Marc Robinson-Rechavi and Meng Zhu
10 March 2021. Chaired by Thomas Lecuit
Details to come.
With Brandon Scott Carpenter, Hayao Ohno and Swann Floc’hlay
With Marta Mendes, Krisztina Ötvös and Kenji Nagata
With Helen Rankin Willsey, Eric Brooks and Kyle Drake
With Milica Bulajić, Andrew Economou and José Blanco-Ameijeiras
How to use Remo
Joining the webinar
The conference center will open five minutes before the start of the webinar and we recommend using the Chrome browser to take part. Please check that you can watch videos hosted by Vimeo; if not, you will need to use a VPN to view the pre-recorded talks.
To join, first click the link in the email you’ll receive on the day of the webinar, then register or log in to Remo and click ‘Join Event’. Please allow access to your webcam and microphone and carry out the system check before joining. Passing these checks avoids technical problems during the discussion session (see below). Note that, your webcam and microphone will not be shared during the presentations.
Once you enter the conference centre, you’ll see some introductory slides, which will play (without sound) until the Chair introduces the session. During this time, you can create your profile – add a photo and some personal information if you want. You can also put any questions to the organisers via the chat. If you want to leave the event at any point, either click ‘Quit Event’ or simply close your browser window.
Watching the talks
The talks will begin after the Chair’s introductory remarks. Please use the Q&A tab to ask the speaker questions during or at the end of the talk. After each talk, the Chair will host a live Q&A session using these questions. You can also upvote other participants’ questions in the Q&A tab by clicking the up arrow on the individual question.
Once the talks are over, you’ll be dropped into the Remo conference centre, which will be open for an hour or so to give you the chance to meet the speakers and meet other participants.
You’ll find yourself on a table with up to seven other people – you’ll only see the video feeds of everyone on the table (Remo works best if camera and mic are switched on). If you want to move tables, simply double click on the table you want to go to. Be aware that new people can drop into your table at any time unless the table is full! You’ll hear a ‘knock, knock’ noise when someone is joining your table.
You’ll also find the lift on the left of the screen, which you can use move between floors. For each webinar, we’ll dedicate one floor for the ‘Meet the speaker’ session.
The majority of issues can be solved by refreshing your browser. Have you given permission for your browser to use your camera and mic? You can always ask for help in the Chat or email email@example.com.
Banner image credits
Nematostella: Ashleigh E. Fritz, Aissam Ikmi, Christopher Seidel, Ariel Paulson, Matthew C. Gibson
Mouse kidney: Jeannine M. Basta, Lynn Robbins, Darcy R. Denner, Grant R. Kolar, Michael Rauchman
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Zebrafish retina: Alexander Picker, Florencia Cavodeassi, Gaia Gestri
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Drosophila embryo: Connie Rich
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