As you probably know, The Company of Biologists (the not-for-profit publisher behind the Node and Development) funds a variety of meetings and conferences every year, and since 2010 that it also organises its own series of workshops. The workshops are generally interdisciplinary in nature, aiming to bring together researchers who do not necessarily meet otherwise. The scientific organisers put together the program, but with strong support from The Company of Biologists, who take care of all the logistics and funding. At two recent workshops with a developmental biology focus, we took the opportunity to interview organisers and attendees, and ask them about their experience and the science discussed at the meetings. These have now been added to our YouTube channel.
You can find out more information about The Company of Biologists workshops by following this link. If you think that your field could benefit of an interdisciplinary meeting then find out more about how you can propose your own workshop.
“Evolution of the Human Neocortex: How Unique Are We?”
“Coordinating Cell Polarity”
Organised by David Strutt (University of Sheffield), Enrico Coen (John Innes Centre, Norwich) and Nick Monk (University of Sheffield). A meeting review on this workshop will be published in Development in the near future.