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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Cancer Research UK’s new investment in paediatric cancer research

At this year’s Spring meeting, we had Sheona Scales from Cancer Research UK come to discuss with meeting attendees about their funding schemes. They have recently got in touch with us to follow up on the feedback they received.  It has been a couple of months since Cancer Research UK attended the BSDB spring meeting. […]

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BSDB Travel grants are available for BSDB members to cover registration and accommodation costs for the European Developmental Biology Congress to be held in Alicante, Spain 23-26 October 2019. In addition, as the EDBC meeting is classed as a BSDB-sponsored meeting and BSDB members can register at ‘member’ rates. DEADLINE FOR BSDB TRAVEL GRANTS FOR […]

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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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