• British Society for Developmental Biology

    The BSDB is a society open to everyone with an interest in the science of Developmental Biology. We have more than 1,000 members, including researchers of all levels, lecturers, and students.

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    Members of the Society receive a number of benefits including meeting grants and reduced subscriptions...

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Company of Biologists Support Grants for PIs

Company of Biologists Support Grants are available in 2015 for independent group leaders/PIs with no independent funding to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, practical courses, PI laboratory management courses and courses to re-train. Up to £500 will be awarded for attendance inside the UK, up to £1,000 for Europe and up to £1,500 for outside Europe. […]

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Introducing the new BSDB Graduate Representative

We would like to thank our outgoing Graduate Representative Magdalena Stasiulewicz for her services on the BSDB committee. The incoming Graduate Representative is Alexandra Ashcroft who will soon be a PhD student in Anne Ferguson-Smith’s lab at the University of Cambridge, investigating the disease implications of manipulating the dosage of genes in the Dlk family. […]

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The BSDB introduces the Cheryll Tickle Award

Background & History The BSDB have taken the decision to award a new annual medal, the Cheryll Tickle Medal, which will be awarded to a mid-career, female scientist for her outstanding achievements in the field of Developmental Biology. The first medal will be awarded at the 2016 BSDB Spring Meeting, where the recipient will present […]

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Joint Autumn Meeting

07-10 Oct 2015, Algarve, Portugal

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the joint meeting of the British, Spanish and Portuguese Societies for Developmental Biology which will take place at the Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort in the Algarve, a place that will be easy to reach. The deadlines are:

  • Travel grant applications: closed
  • Early bird registration: 03 July 2015
  • Abstract submission: 31 July 2015

For more information and to register visit this link. Please, help us to promote the meeting by posting the flyer.

For quick info, see the “Meetings” tab.


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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