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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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August 2020

Santa Cruz Developmental Biology Meeting

Looking to the future: open questions in developmental biology

conference
August 08, 2020 — August 11, 2020
Santa Cruz, California

Gordon Research Conference: Epithelial Stem Cells and Niches

Cancelled due to COVID-19

conference
August 09, 2020 — August 14, 2020
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Gordon Research Conference: Mammalian Reproduction

Cancelled due to COVID-19

conference
August 09, 2020 — August 14, 2020
South Hadley, Massachusetts

Gordon Research Conference: Neural Development

Cancelled due to COVID-19

conference
August 09, 2020 — August 14, 2020
Newport, Rhode Island

Gordon Research Conference: Visual System Development

Cancelled due to COVID-19

conference
August 16, 2020 — August 21, 2020
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

eSMB 2020 (virtual meeting, 17-20 August 2020)

As part of this meeting, the SMB Developmental Biology Subgroup is organizing mini-symposia and contributed talks/posters on mathematical modelling in developmental biology. There are still slots available – please consider submitting a talk/poster abstract (http://smb2020.org) before July 15th.

conference
August 17, 2020 — August 20, 2020
The internet

EMBL Course: Cryo-Electron Microscopy and 3D Image Processing

This course provides the theoretical and practical training covering the full breadth of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) techniques in order develop novel image processing approaches.

course
August 23, 2020 — August 31, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

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.

conference
August 29, 2020 — September 01, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course: Gene Expression at Spatial Resolution

This course will introduce participants to a new generation of a spatially resolved transcriptomics assay provided by 10x Genomics.

course
August 31, 2020 — September 04, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

September 2020

EMBO Workshop: Chemical Biology 2020

The workshop sets the stage for the dissemination and exchange of new developments in diverse, hot fields within chemical biology, being the platform for inspiration, collaboration and networking for researchers in academia and industry.

workshop
September 02, 2020 — September 05, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

The Second V4SDB Meeting

The Visegrád Group Society
for Developmental Biology second meeting. Supporting excellence in Developmental Biology throughout Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

conference
September 03, 2020 — September 06, 2020
Szeged, Hungary

From Stem Cells to Human Development

The fourth in Development’s highly successful series of events focusing on human developmental biology

conference
September 06, 2020 — September 09, 2020
Wotton House, Surrey, UK

20th International Conference of the International Society of Differentiation

In conjunction with the British Society for Developmental Biology

Members Early Bird Registration Deadline: Midnight GMT, Friday 19 June, 2020

Pre-Registration Deadline: 5pm GMT, Tuesday 8 September, 2020

conference
September 13, 2020 — September 16, 2020
Valletta, Malta

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The Neurovascular Interface

In this symposium, we bring together researchers from vascular biology and neurobiology to foster interdisciplinary exchange and new emerging concepts on how vascular and nervous systems crosstalk to maintain organ homeostasis and function.

other
September 14, 2020 — September 17, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course: Liquid Biopsies

This course will provide hands-on experience in the several techniques to detect and analyse circulating tumor cells (CTCs), cell free tumor DNA (ctDNA) and proteins.

course
September 14, 2020 — September 19, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

CSHL Meeting: Epigenetics & Chromain

Abstract Deadline: June 26, 2020

conference
September 14, 2020 — September 18, 2020
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

Hydra XV European Summer School on Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

The Summer School provides intensive training in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine with emphasis on critical analysis. Field-leading scientists provide a week-long programme of lectures and discussion groups in a rigorous, but open and interactive format.

course
September 17, 2020 — September 24, 2020
Hydra, Greece

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The Molecular Basis and Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism

This symposium will focus on the molecular basis and evolution of sexual dimorphism across animals and other organisms, including the origins, evolution and biology of sex chromosomes.

other
September 20, 2020 — October 22, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

The 68th NIBB Conference: Principles of Cell Communication in the Tissue

conference
September 20, 2020 — September 22, 2020
Okazaki, Japan

EMBO Workshop: Wnt 2020

Co-supported by The Company of Biologists and Yamada Science Foundation

conference
September 22, 2020 — September 25, 2020
Awaji, Japan

Sainsbury Laboratory Symposium ’20: Pluripotency in plant development

The aim of SLS2020 is to synthesize the current knowledge on the architecture, dynamics and diversity underlying plant stem cell systems, based on a variety of experimental and theoretical approaches.

conference
September 23, 2020 — September 25, 2020
Cambridge, UK

MRC Human Genetics Unit Symposium: Aberrant Cell State Transitions In Human Disease

Join us and our outstanding international speakers for a meeting focused on cell state transitions. Session themes include single cell insights into human development, genetic disease and cancer, and emerging approaches to biological/mechanistic follow up of single cell findings.

 

other
September 23, 2020 — September 24, 2020
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cell la Vie

Joint meeting of the French and British Societies for Cell Biology

conference
September 23, 2020 — September 25, 2020
Paris, France

Cambridge International Stem Cell Symposium 2020

Deadline for registration: 10th August 2020

conference
September 27, 2020 — September 29, 2020
Cambridge, UK

EMBL Course: Whole Transcriptome Data Analysis

This course will teach the biological researchers to analyse biological data using open-source software. The analysis will be performed with docker4seq package, which was developed to facilitate the use of computing demanding applications in the field of NGS data analysis.

course
September 28, 2020 — October 02, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

CSHL Meeting: Germ Cells

Abstract Deadline: July 10, 2020

conference
September 29, 2020 — October 03, 2020
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

EMBL Conference: Molecular Mechanisms in Evolution and Ecology

This conference series has become known for exploring yeasts as models to study questions of general relevance to evolution and ecology. Experts will speak on a range of topics, including genetics, cell biology, genomics, systems biology, metabolic modelling and engineering.

conference
September 30, 2020 — October 03, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

October 2020

Physics of Living Matter 15

Abstract deadline = 10 May

Registration deadline = 11 September

conference
October 01, 2020 — October 02, 2020
Marseille, France

Auxin 2020

conference
October 04, 2020 — October 08, 2020
Cavtat, Croatia

Keystone Symposia – Tissue Plasticity: Preservation and Alteration of Cellular Identity

Scholarship Deadline: June 24
Abstract Deadline: July 8
Discounted Registration Deadline: August 5

conference
October 04, 2020 — October 07, 2020
Park City, Utah

3rd Chromosomal Instability as a Driver of Human Disease Conference | Fusion Conferences

This meeting will appeal to Molecular/Cell Biologists/Geneticists & Biochemists interested in genome stability. Researchers interested in the molecular basis of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and ageing and those with an interest in high throughput genetic and pharmacological screening methods.

conference
October 05, 2020 — October 08, 2020
Dolce CampoReal Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Cilia 2020: European Cilia Conference

Early bird registration deadline 29 June 2020

Abstract submission deadline 13 July 2020

Standard registration deadline 22 September 2020

conference
October 06, 2020 — October 09, 2020
Cologne, Germany

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The Complex Life of RNA

The EMBO | EMBL Symposium “The Complex Life of RNA” will bring leaders in the RNA field together with post-docs and students, to disseminate and discuss the most recent results.

other
October 07, 2020 — October 10, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

Advances in Stem Cell Research: From Single Cells to Organs

An International Symposium from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), French Society for Stem Cell Research (FSSCR), and Belgium Society for Stem Cell Research (BeSSCR).

conference
October 12, 2020 — October 14, 2020
Paris, France

Cell State Transitions: Approaches, Experimental Systems and Models

A Workshop from The Company of Biologists.

workshop
October 18, 2020 — October 21, 2020
Wiston House, UK

Developmental Biology of Sea Urchins and other Marine Invertebrates

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

The DBSUMI meeting attracts a diverse group of scientists using marine invertebrates as experimental systems to ask fundamental questions in cell, developmental, and evolutionary biology in a broad phylogenetic context.

conference
October 18, 2020 — October 22, 2020
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA

Society for Craniofacial Genetics & Developmental Biology 43rd Annual Meeting

The annual meeting facilitates the establishment of scientific collaborations, and promotes education, research, and communication about normal and abnormal development of the tissues and organs of the head and face, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.

conference
October 19, 2020 — October 21, 2020
Virtual Meeting

EMBL Course: Computing Skills For Reproducible Research: Software Carpentry

This course provides training in several key tools, with a focus on good development practices that encourage efficient and reproducible research computing.

course
October 20, 2020 — October 22, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Organoids: Modelling Organ Development and Disease in 3D Culture

The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers from different fields to enhance our understanding of how organoids can be formed and mantained and how we might eventually use them to regenerate and replace human organ tissue.

other
October 21, 2020 — October 24, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

11th European Zebrafish Meeting

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

conference
October 25, 2020 — October 29, 2020
Prague, Czech Republic

Discovering Cerebral Organoids Practical Course

Course with Dr Madeline Lancaster:

Learn how to make cerebral organoids.

Learn how to use cerebral organoids in your research.

course
October 26, 2020 — October 28, 2020
Homerton College, Cambridge

EMBO Workshop: Neuroepigenetics: From Cells to Behaviour and Disease

This conference aims to provide a gathering opportunity for researchers of all levels who are interested in how gene regulation participates in the development and function of the brain, with particular attention to the chromatin-based regulation of gene expression.

workshop
October 28, 2020 — October 31, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

November 2020

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.

other
November 08, 2020 — November 11, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Conference: From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology

The main objective of this conference is to bring people together from diverse disciplines to exchange ideas, promote cross-disciplinary collaborations and to form a synthesis of appropriate systems-level approaches.

conference
November 15, 2020 — November 18, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course: Single-Cell Omics

This course will cover established techniques from sampling through sequencing, protein analysis and data analysis. Samples will be collected via flow cytometry, gene expression will be analysed by qRTPCR, and protein analysis will be performed by proximity extension assays.

course
November 15, 2020 — November 21, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

1st International BioS(T)EM Conference

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

BioS(T)EM  aims to:

  • focus on all electron microscopy methods used in Biological Sciences
  • bring together scientists share their experiences in EM on different panels 
conference
November 18, 2020 — November 20, 2020
Worldwide unique coal mine named as Guido Mine in Zabrze

Emerging technologies in Single Cell research

Biomedical research is at a turning point. Single cell technologies are opening opportunities to address today’s medical challenges. These tools will enhance our molecular understanding of functional cell states to give us insights into when, how and why diseases arise.

conference
November 19, 2020 — November 20, 2020
De Bijloke Bijlokekaai 7 9000 Gent

EMBL Course: Extracellular Vesicles: From Biology to Biomedical Applications

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

course
November 22, 2020 — November 27, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

New approaches to Early embryogenesis & epigenetics

Deadline for Registration: October 23

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 1

conference
November 23, 2020 — November 25, 2020
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

EMBO Workshop – Senses: Development, connectivity and evolution

conference
November 30, 2020 — December 04, 2020
Bangalore, India

December 2020

EMBL Conference: In situ Structural Biology – From Cryo-EM to Integrative Modelling

This conference will bring together experts and early stage researchers from the separate fields

  • to provide a platform for structural biology within the cellular context
  • to define what types of biological questions can be addressed using in situ structural biology
conference
December 06, 2020 — December 08, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

Cell Symposia: The Conceptual Power of Single Cell Biology

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

conference
December 08, 2020 — December 10, 2020
San Francisco, California

Cell Symposia: Infection Biology in the Age of the Microbiome

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

The meeting will explore bacterial pathogens and pathogenesis from multiple perspectives, from cellular mechanisms to interbacterial interactions and community behavior, as well as pathogenesis in the complex milieu of the microbiota.

conference
December 09, 2020 — December 11, 2020
Paris, France

January 2021

Collective Cell Migration: From In Vitro to In Vivo

A Workshop from The Company of Biologists.

workshop
January 17, 2021 — January 20, 2021
Wiston House, UK

February 2021

5th HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research

The conference will take place virtually over four days from 1 to 4 February 2021.

Registration will be free of charge and open in September 2020.

conference webinar workshop
February 01, 2021 — February 04, 2021
Virtual event

March 2021

The Stem Cell Niche Conference 2021

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

conference
March 07, 2021 — March 11, 2021
Favrholm Campus Roskildevej 58 DK-3400 Hillerød, Denmark

April 2021

Celebrating the Life and Science of Sydney Brenner

Rescheduled from March 2020 due to COVID-19

Abstracts for Posters and Registration Deadline: January 31, 2020

conference
April 17, 2021 — April 19, 2021
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

EMBO Workshop: The Epitranscriptome

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

This meeting aims to explore all aspects of this emerging topic, from methods development to molecular mechanism, with an emphasis on the contribution of RNA modification to mammalian development, tissue homeostasis and disease.

workshop
April 28, 2021 — April 30, 2021
Heidelberg, Germany

June 2021

Euro Evo Devo 2021

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

8th Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology

conference
June 29, 2021 — July 02, 2021
Napoli, Italy

September 2021

Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition)

Genome Engineering & Synthetic Biology are revolutionizing Life Sciences. Driven by advances in the CRISPR-toolbox for rapid, cheap, multiplex modification of genomes & breakthroughs in DNA synthesis technologies, the progress enabled by these tools in last years has been breathtaking.

conference
September 23, 2021 — September 24, 2021
De Bijloke, Bijlokekaai 7, 9000 Gent, Belgium

October 2021

EMBO Workshop: Microglia 2020

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

This workshop highlights the many important functions of microglia to nervous system physiology and function.

workshop
October 27, 2021 — October 30, 2021
Heidelberg, Germany