The Company of Biologists Workshops provide leading experts and early-career researchers from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds with a stimulating environment for the cross-fertilisation of interdisciplinary ideas. The programmes are carefully developed and are intended to champion the novel techniques and innovations that will underpin important scientific advances.
The Workshops really are fantastic events, but don’t just take our word for it – read Node pieces from participants of recent Workshops on birth defects, the choroid plexus and cerebrospinal fluid biology, chromatin in development, chromatin and evolution, the human neocortex, in vitro neural differentiation, intercellular interactions, and also check out these two Development Spotlight articles that arose from Workshops.
While the 2019 Workshops have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to be running our scheduled events from January 2021 onwards. We’re also looking ahead to 2022: we are currently seeking Workshop proposals.
Workshop proposals should take into account the following:
- The focus should be on cutting-edge scientific research in topic areas that are novel and not covered by traditional conferences.
- Proposals that concentrate on emerging or cross-disciplinary themes are particularly encouraged.
- Organisers should be experts in their field, or have sufficient standing to attract world-class speakers and attendees.
- Particularly strong postdoc and early-career researcher applications will be considered.
- An indication of how the Workshop will contribute to establishing new collaborations or research directions should be provided.
- Each Workshop will consist of 30 delegates including 20 speakers and 10 early-career researchers (places to be applied for). Proposers should ensure maximum diversity in the proposed attendee list.
The next deadline for applications is 31 July 2020 – apply here.