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.

BSDB nominations, a new prize and a history call

The BSDB committee invites self-nominations for a new post graduate representative. Please, include a short text (max. 1 page) explaining your motivation and intentions to serve on the committee. Deadline will be 1 June 2015. There will be a new BSDB women in science prize for mid-career female scientists (~ 15 years post PhD). Detailed […]

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BSDB/BSCB Awardees and new BSDB committee members

The joint BSDB/BSCB spring meeting has again been a great and most successful event. As every year most of our Awards are announced on this meeting and the BSDB would like to congratulate all prize winners and awardees: Main Awards BSDB Waddington Award winner: Lewis Wolpert (UCL, London) who presented a talk about his seminal […]

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How important is Developmental Biology?

BSDB members are encouraged to voice their opinion about the importance of Developmental Biology. A great opportunity is now provided by The Node.  They started a debate documented as a Storify based on the following rationale: “In the current climate of budget constraints and political pressure there is a noticeable shift in the type of […]

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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. Abstract submission deadline is 30 May 2015 and early bird registration deadline is 12 June 2015. For more information and to register visit this link. Please, help us to promote the meeting by posting the flyer.

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The Company of BiologistsCOB-new

The Company of Biologists is the not-for-profit publisher of Development, Disease Models & Mechanisms (an Open Access journal), Journal of Cell Science, The Journal of Experimental Biology and Biology Open (BiO), an Open Access journal that aims to facilitate rapid peer review for accessible research. The Company aims to supports innovation in all aspects of biological research, also providing grants and sponsorship in the areas in which it publishes.

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 (

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 (

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