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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

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

Gordon Research Conference: Epithelial Stem Cells and Niches

Cancelled due to COVID-19

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

Gordon Research Conference: Mammalian Reproduction

Cancelled due to COVID-19

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

Gordon Research Conference: Neural Development

Cancelled due to COVID-19

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

Gordon Research Conference: Visual System Development

Cancelled due to COVID-19

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 ( before July 15th.

August 17, 2020 — August 20, 2020
The internet

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 29, 2020 — September 01, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

September 2020

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.

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

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

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

CSHL Meeting: Epigenetics & Chromain

Abstract Deadline: June 26, 2020

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

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

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

EMBO Workshop: Wnt 2020

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

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.

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

Cell la Vie

Joint meeting of the French and British Societies for Cell Biology

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

Cambridge International Stem Cell Symposium 2020

Deadline for registration: 10th August 2020

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

CSHL Meeting: Germ Cells

Abstract Deadline: July 10, 2020

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.

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

October 2020

Physics of Living Matter 15

Abstract deadline = 10 May

Registration deadline = 11 September

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

Auxin 2020

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

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.

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

October 06, 2020 — October 09, 2020
Cologne, 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).

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

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.

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.

October 19, 2020 — October 21, 2020
Virtual Meeting

11th European Zebrafish Meeting

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

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

November 2020

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.

November 15, 2020 — November 18, 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 
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.

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

New approaches to Early embryogenesis & epigenetics

Deadline for Registration: October 23

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 1

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

EMBO Workshop – Senses: Development, connectivity and evolution

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
December 06, 2020 — December 08, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

Cell Symposia: The Conceptual Power of Single Cell Biology

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

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.

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

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

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

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

June 2021

Euro Evo Devo 2021

Rescheduled due to COVID-19

8th Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology

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.

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