Register now for the Lewis Wolpert Memorial Symposium: 13th-14th September 2022

Join us, on-line or in person, for two days of talks celebrating Lewis’s extraordinary life and achievements, beginning with Lewis the man and continuing with his scientific contributions. The meeting is supported by the British Society for Developmental Biology. REGISTER HERE Venue: University College London Day 1 – Lewis the Man Tuesday 13 September, 2022 […]

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BSDB/BSCB Joint Annual Spring Meeting 2022: A meeting from by Tamina Lebek

BSDB/BSCB Joint Annual Spring Meeting 2022 Jointly with BSCB date: 3rd-6th April 2022 location: University of Warwick organisers: Raman Das, Jens Januschke, Alison Twelvetrees, Tom Nightingale, Susana Godhino, Sally Lowell. PhD reps: Lara Busby and Rowan Taylor Post-Doc reps: Anahi Binagui-Casas and Alex Fellows I started my PhD in the middle of the pandemic, so my first year […]

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2022 BSDB Beddington Medal Winner: Guillermo Serrano Najera

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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2022 BSDB Wolpert Medal Winner: Andreas Prokop

Following last year’s sad passing of one of the greats of Developmental Biology, Lewis Wolpert, the BSDB committee has decided to launch a new annual medal in his honour. Lewis was well known for his ability to distil our subject’s most engaging and fundamental problems into concise and well-grounded core concepts of Biology. This led […]

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2022 BSDB Waddington Medal winner: Val Wilson

The Waddington Medal is the only national award in Developmental Biology. It honours outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community. The medal is awarded annually at the BSDB Spring Meeting, where the recipient presents the Waddington Medal Lecture.   We are very pleased to announce that this year’s Waddington medal winner […]

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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!


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Topics for future Society meetings

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