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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Online Developmental Teaching Forums: An invitation from Michael Barresi

Dear Teachers of Developmental Biology and Beyond,   I am pleased to announce the return of a regular zoom forum focused on teaching in Developmental Biology. This forum will meet twice a month through the spring and will be offered at two different times to encourage the participation of individuals from different time zones. These […]

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Beddington medal 2020 nominations: Deadline 15th February.

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. It was announced in 2002 [letter #23/2] and first awarded in 2004.   Rosa Beddington was one of the greatest talents and inspirational leaders in the […]

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December update from the BSDB

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Kathryn Anderson (1952-2020)

We are all saddened by the loss of Kathryn Anderson, who made great contributions to both the UK and International developmental biology community. Please read this obituary, composed by Phil Ingham, who knew her well.   My friend and colleague, Kathryn Anderson, who died on November 30th, was a brilliant developmental geneticist who made seminal […]

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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, 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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