In Autumn 2014 the BSDB is holding 2 meetings:
The Musculoskeletal System, from development to disease
This meeting is being held jointly with the British Society for Matrix Biology (BSMB) at the University of East Anglia, 1-3 September 2014
This is 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.
Conference grants are available for BSDB members. For details of how to apply for a BSDB conference grant, click here
18th International Conference of the International Society of Differentiation in conjunction with the British Society for Developmental Biology
2-5 November 2014
The Guoman Tower Hotel, London, UK
This meeting has a broad theme covering all aspects of Developmental Biology. Topics include: Reprogramming the genome in development and disease, EMT in development and Cancer, Oscillations and signaling, Regeneration, Stem cells and dynamics, Nervous system development, Reprogramming the genome in development and evolution
The Brachet Memorial lecture will be given by John Gurdon
As this is a one time international conference supported by the BSDB we will be offering grants for our members to attend as we normally do for our spring and fall meetings. Applications for BSDB conference awards will be due alongside abstract submission on the 15th of August.. For details of how to apply for a BSDB conference grant, click here
Download a PDF of the Poster
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 (email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).