The next BSDB meeting will be the Autumn meeting held jointly with the British Society for Matrix Biology (BSMB) at the University of East Anglia, 1-3 September 2014
This will be a multidisciplinary conference on the musculoskeletal system.
Session topics include; Signaling and Development, Mechanobiology and Anatomy, Human Genetics and Pathology, transcriptional and Epigenetic Regualtion.
Confirmed speakers include: Tom Rando, David Glass, Veronique Lefebvre, Ronen Schweitzer, Eli Zelzer, Gabrielle Kardon, Christine Hartmann, Chrissy Hammond, Andy Pitsillides.Organisers: Andrea Munsterberg, Ian Clark, Ulrike Mayer, Graham Riley and Tonia Vincent. For further details of the programme, registration and online abstract submission go to: www.bsmb.ac.uk/bsmb-bsdb
There are opportunities for speakers to be selected from submitted abstracts.
Travel grants, covering registration and accommodation are available for BSDB members. For details of how to apply for a BSDB conference grant, click here
The Royal Institution CHRISTMAS LECTURES® series 2013 were presented by Alison Woollard, a developmental biologist working in the Biochemistry Department, University of Oxford who studies the development of the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans. The three-part series called Life Fantastic is available to watch on line:
The Summer Newsletter is available
Download it here. BSDB Newsletter Summer2013
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Topics for future Society meetings
One of the major tasks of the BSDB committee is to select topics to be covered in future meetings and ensure that the meetings are well organised and successful. If you are interested in organising a meeting or have a suggestion for future meeting topics or formats, please contact the BSDB Meetings Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Would you like to exhibit a trade stand at a BSDB meeting?
Trade stands at spring and autumn meetings are welcome, and are usually well attended. Exhibitions are arranged by local conference organisers, but initial enquiries can be made to the BSDB Meetings Secretary (email@example.com).