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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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Events filtered by date: May 2020 [Clear filter]

May 2020

EMBO Practical Course: Measuring Translational Dynamics by Ribosome Profiling

This practical course will combine theoretical sessions with hands-on experimentation and computation emphasising the key steps of the protocol and computational quality control.

May 03, 2020 — May 09, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBO Workshop: Microglia 2020

This workshop highlights the many important functions of microglia to nervous system physiology and function, the newest and most exciting literature and brings together researchers using state-of the art imaging, genomics, and molecular biology to study these enigmatic cells.

May 06, 2020 — May 09, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

Gordon Research Conference: Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Disease

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by April 12, 2020

May 10, 2020 — May 15, 2020
Lucca, Italy

EMBL Course: Fundamentals of Widefield and Confocal Microscopy and Imaging

This course will provide the participants with an overview about the basics of microscopy (light and optics, contrast techniques and imaging).

May 11, 2020 — May 15, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Cellular Mechanisms Driven By Liquid Phase Separation

Liquid phase separation is emerging as a common biophysical basis underlying many important cellular functions. This conference will bring together scientists from soft matter polymer physics, molecular “un” structural biologists, and biologists working in cell, developmental and neurobiology.

May 11, 2020 — May 14, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

Shaping Life 2

Co-organized by the French Society of Developmental Biology and the Institute of Developmental Biology of Marseille.


May 12, 2020 — May 15, 2020
Cassis, France

Weinstein 2020: Cardiovascular development conference

Abstract submission deadline: March 12th, 2020

Early bird and Presenting authors registration deadline: April 3rd, 2020

May 14, 2020 — May 16, 2020
Montreal, Canada

Nature Conferences: Technical Advances in Stem Cell & Developmental Biology

Abstract submission deadline = March 27

Early Registration = April 10, 2020


May 14, 2020 — May 16, 2020
Guangzhou, China

The Stem Cell Niche Conference 2020

Conference Topics

  • Reprogramming and pluripotency
  • Deconstructing and reconstructing development
  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Neural stem cells and their niches
  • Hematopeitic stem cells and cancer
  • Epithelial stem cells

Apply by February 4, 2020

Organized by DanStem and by The Novo Nordisk Foundation

May 17, 2020 — May 21, 2020
Favrholm Campus Roskildevej 58 DK-3400 Hillerød, Denmark

Stem Cell Niche conference

Abstract deadline = 4 Feb 2020

May 17, 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark

EMBL Conference: BioMalPar XVI: Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite


  • Fundamental questions of the biology of the malaria parasite, its vector, the (immune) response of the host and the disease that it causes.
  • The latest technological approaches.
  • Use of “big data” and computational approaches to tackle fundamental biological questions.
May 18, 2020 — May 20, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

Cell Symposia: Infection Biology in the Age of the Microbiome

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.

May 18, 2020 — May 20, 2020
Paris, France

53rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists

May 19, 2020 — May 22, 2020
Kumamoto, Japan

EMBL Course: Advanced Fluorescence Imaging Techniques

This practical course will cover advanced light microscopy techniques and participants will learn how to derive qualitative and quantitative insights on molecular mechanisms in cells and developing organisms.

May 24, 2020 — May 29, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course: Hands-on Flow Cytometry – Learning by Doing!

Flow Cytometry is one of the most powerful single cell analysis methods used throughout the life sciences and medicine. We will cover the theory of Flow Cytometry and corroborate this information with the practical issues of the most frequent assays.

May 25, 2020 — May 29, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany

Gordon Research Conference: Cell Polarity Signaling

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 3, 2020

May 31, 2020 — June 05, 2020
New London, New Hampshire

Gordon Research Conference: Chromatin Structure and Function

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 3, 2020

May 31, 2020 — June 05, 2020
Castelldefels, Spain

Imaging Mouse Development

Application Deadline: January 16, 2020

May 31, 2020 — June 03, 2020
Janelia Farm, Virginia