The next BSDB meeting will be the Spring meeting held jointly with the BSCB at University of Warwick 16-19 March 2014
This is the premier meeting of both societies, covering a wide range of topics in developmental and cell biology. Sessions include: neurodevelopment and disease, live imaging, epithelial development and disease, organ stem cells, cancer, cell signalling, building bodies, membrane trafficking, and epigenetics and chromatin structure. Plenary lectures will be given by Janet Rossant and Kai Simons
For further details of the programme, registration and online abstract submission go to: http://www.bscb-bsdb-meetings.co.uk
Deadline for abstract submission is 16 January 2014.
Early-Bird Rates deadline is 7 February 2014.
Travel grants, covering registration and accommodation are available for BSDB members. The deadline is 16 January 2014. For details of how to apply for a BSDB conference grant, click here
The Royal Institution CHRISTMAS LECTURES® series are entertaining and informative science events for young people, broadcast on BBC television. The CHRISTMAS LECTURES® theme changes every year and are delivered by an expert in their field. This years lectures will be 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. She will present the demonstration packed, three-part series called Life Fantastic which will broadcast at 8pm on BBC Four on the 28, 29 and 30 December
YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
The team at the Royal Institution are looking for scientists to answer questions online from the public and school students about developmental biology. We are teaming up with the award winning online science engagement event, I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here (IAS) to provide a moderated space for school students and the public to ask questions sparked by the broadcast. If you are interested there is more information here:http://xmaslectures.imascientist.org.uk/scientists-apply/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Summer Newsletter is available
Download it here. BSDB Newsletter Summer2013
The Company of Biologists
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 (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).