Dear BSDB Member- February News!

With hopefully the worst of the winter behind us, we can all look forward to Spring and of course, the BSDB Spring Meeting, in Warwick, organised this year in collaboration with The Genetics Society. Highlights of the meeting will be talks from our 2020 Medal Winners, including Professor Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, winner of the Tickle Medal and Dr […]

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We are delighted to announce the ISD/BSDB International Conference 2020 registration and abstract form is now open! The meeting will be held on Sunday 13th – Wednesday 16th September 2020 at the Excelsior Hotel, Valletta, Malta.   Register here   The deadline to submit your abstract is Midnight GMT Friday 12 June, 2020. Please click the button […]

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BSDB Childcare grants

The BSDB have set up a fund to help offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at BSDB Spring or Autumn meetings. Eligible costs include contributions towards fees for a baby-sitter or child-care facility, travel costs for a care giver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting […]

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Medal winner interviews: in Development

The Waddington Medal is the only national award in Developmental Biology. It honours outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community. The medal is awarded annually at the BSDB Spring Meeting, where the recipient presents the Waddington Medal Lecture. The 2019 winner is Kate Storey, please read Kate’s interview here. In 2016, […]

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Autumn communication 2019

Welcome from our new chair Dear members of the BSDB – I have recently taken over as President/Chairman of our society from the wonderful Ottoline Leyser and will try my hardest to do as good a job as she in advocating and looking after the interests of developmental biologists in the UK.  Please let me […]

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Autumn meeting 2019

European Congress for Developmental Biology

    • date: 23-26 Oct 2019
    • location: Alicante, Spain
    • organisers: Angela Nieto, Victor Borrell, Sergio Casas-Tintó, Pilar Cubas, Joan Galcerán, Leonor Saúde, Miguel Torres Sanchez


The Company of Biologists

The Company of Biologists is a not for profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. The Company publishes five specialist peer-reviewed journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. It offers further support to the biological community by facilitating scientific meetings and communities, providing travel grants for researchers and supporting research societies.

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 (secretary@bsdb.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 (secretary@bsdb.org).

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