Development is excited to host a 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 typically occur once a month and are held in Remo, our browser-based conferencing platform. Subscribe to our mailing list using the button below to receive details about upcoming webinars as they are announced.
- Upcoming webinars – details and registration
- Past webinars – watch recordings on demand
- A guide to using Remo
10 November 2021. Chaired by James Wells
Details to be announced
13 October 2021 – 15:00 BST. Chaired by James Briscoe
A webinar celebrating Development’s Special Issue on Imaging Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration
With Daisy Vinter, Ping Wu and Yan Gong & Dominique Bergmann
22 September 2021 – 09:00 BST. Chaired by Haruhiko Koseki
With Pablo Narravo Gil and Hirosuke Shiura
9 June 2021 – 15:00 BST. Chaired by Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla
With Nicola Festuccia, Jessica Zuin and Mayra Furlan-Magaril
12 May 2021 – 16:00 BST. Chaired by Paola Arlotta
With Tian Tian, Li He and Karol Kaiser
14 April 2021 – 17:00 BST. Chaired by François Guillemot
With Iva Kelava, Wael El-Nachef and Stéphane Nedelec
10 March 2021 – 09:00 GMT. Chaired by Thomas Lecuit
With Hongzhe Peng, Camille Curantz and Chen Luxenburg
10 February 2021 – 13:00 GMT. Guest chaired by preLights
A webinar celebrating the third anniversary since the launch of preLights
With Michèle Romanos, Marc Robinson-Rechavi and Meng Zhu
13 January 2021 – 16:00 GMT. Chaired by Swathi Arur
With Brandon Carpenter, Hayao Ohno and Swann Floc’hlay
2 December 2020 – 10:00 GMT. Chaired by Yrjö Helariutta
With Marta Mendes, Krisztina Ötvös and Kenji Nagata
11 November 2020 – 19:00 GMT. Guest chaired by John Wallingford
A webinar celebrating Development’s Special Issue on The Origins and Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders
With Helen Rankin Willsey, Eric Brooks and Kyle Drake
7 October 2020 – 16:00 BST. Chaired by James Briscoe
With Milica Bulajić, Andrew Economou and José Blanco-Ameijeiras
Before the webinar
You will receive a reminder email before the webinar with a link to join. We recommend that you use the Chrome browser to take part. Please check that you can watch videos hosted by Vimeo where you are; if you can’t, you will need to use a VPN to watch the pre-recorded talks. The conference centre will open five minutes before the start of the webinar.
Joining the webinar
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’. If you’ve never used Remo before you will be shown a short tutorial, summarised below.
All attendees will see the ‘System check’ screen. 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 and you can turn them on or off at any time.
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 about 30 minutes to give you the chance to meet the speakers and chat to the 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 can use move between floors by selecting the floor on the left side of the screen. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Organoid: Paul R. Jamieson, Johanna F. Dekkers, Anne C. Rios, Nai Yang Fu, Geoffrey J. Lindeman, Jane E. Visvader
Zebrafish retina: Alexander Picker, Florencia Cavodeassi, Gaia Gestri
Mouse embryo: Michael D. Wong, Yoshiro Maezawa, Jason P. Lerch, R. Mark Henkelman
Neural rosette: Albert Ruzo, Gist F. Croft, Jakob J. Metzger, Szilvia Galgoczi, Lauren J. Gerber, Cecilia Pellegrini, Hanbin Wang, Jr, Maria Fenner, Stephanie Tse, Adam Marks, Corbyn Nchako, Ali H. Brivanlou
Mouse heart: David E. Reichman, Laura Park, Limor Man, David Redmond, Kenny Chao, Richard P. Harvey, Makoto M. Taketo, Zev Rosenwaks, Daylon James
Drosophila embryo: Connie Rich
Arabidopsis pistil: Daisuke Kurihara, Yoko Mizuta, Yoshikatsu Sato, Tetsuya Higashiyama