BSDB/BSCB 2022 Conference is now open for abstract submissions!

We are delighted to announce that abstract submission for the BSDB/BSCB 2022 conference is now open. We look forward to seeing many of you back in Warwick!   Submit your abstracts here        

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The Company of Biologists Journal Meeting: Virtual Meeting: Developmental Disorders: From Mechanism to Treatment

Virtual Meeting: Developmental Disorders: From Mechanism to Treatment Organisers: Phil Beales, James Briscoe, Monica J. Justice and Lee Niswander Date: 14-17 September 2021 Location: Online This Meeting, a collaboration between the Development and Disease Models & Mechanisms journal teams, aims to bring together developmental biologists, human geneticists and clinical researchers who are united in the goal of understanding […]

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Lewis Wolpert memorial lecture

Lewis Wolpert has been one of the most influential Developmental Biologists in recent times, sadly he passed away at the beginning of this years. Several obituaries have been written in many journals, such as Science, Developmental Cell, Cells & Development, Development, etc. : https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6535/1208 https://www.cell.com/developmental-cell/pdf/S1534-5807(21)00319-1.pdf https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667290121000206 https://journals.biologists.com/dev/article/148/7/dev199618/238665/Lewis-Wolpert-1929-2021 To honour Lewis Wolpert life and remember his […]

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Beddington medal winner 2021: Kristina Stapornwongkul

The Beddington Medal is the BSDB’s major commendation to promising young biologists, awarded for the best PhD thesis in Developmental Biology defended in the year previous to the award. Rosa Beddington was one of the greatest talents and inspirational leaders in the field of developmental biology. Rosa made an enormous contribution to the field in […]

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Memories of Lewis Wolpert from current members of the BSDB committee

Our community is terribly saddened by the loss of Lewis Wolpert, someone who contributed to our field a great deal. Here are just a few thoughts from current members of our committee. We will commemorate Lewis’s illustrious career and contributions to our science and community in due course.  You can watch Lewis’s 2015 Waddington medal […]

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Spring meeting 2021


Abstract deadline: January 31st

Jointly with Genetics Society

date: 19th-23rd April

location: Online 

organisers: Stefan Hoppler (GenSoc), Aziz Aboobaker (GenSoc), Tanya Whitfield (BSDB), Clare Baker (BSDB), Sally Lowell (BSDB)



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, Jo

urnal 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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