Joint BSDB/Nordic conference on ‘Developmental Biology and Regeneration’

Joint BSDB/Nordic conference on ‘Developmental Biology and Regeneration’

Registration is now open to the joint BSDB/Nordic conference on ‘Developmental Biology and Regeneration’ to be held at Aula Medica, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden on October 25th - 27th, 2017.

The meeting has a wide scope covering state of the art genetic, molecular and cellular technologies as well as classical embryology. One of the major aims of the meeting is to provide a forum to create new and strengthen the existing collaborations among developmental biologists, who work on diverse topics and organisms and cells originating from a wide range of species, including model- and non-model organisms, as well as, human and plants.

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Development in Action

“Development in Action” - ­DiA - Meetings a series of VERY INFORMAL meetings organised by the members of the SPDB.  We get together once every three months (generally alternating between IMM, FCUL, IGC and CEDOC). We also organise a yearly SPECIAL DiA meeting with our “out-of-Lisbon” members in mind.  More information


Meetings and courses of interest

Physical Concepts in Stem Cell Biology, August 6-10 2017, Tisvildeleje, Denmark

8th International Course on Developmental Biology, September 18-October 7 (Practicals) and October 9-20 (Lectures), Institut Curie & UPMC, Paris, France

Lifecourse Biology: from development to disease and the clinic, September 13-15 2017, The Edge, Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield, UK

Zebrafish Development and Genetics, August 4-19 2017, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

Genome Engineering in Zebrafish, June 27-28 June, 2017, Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt, Germany

Learning from Nature: Comparative Biology of Tissue Regeneration and Aging, August 4–6, 2017, Maine, USA

Champalimaud Research Symposium 2017: Physiology: from development to disease, 9-11 October 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.

Interrogations at the Biointerface: The Research/Clinical Interfaces at the Spine (6th Advanced Summer School), 19-22 June 2017, i3s, Porto, Portugal

18th International Congress of Developmental Biology (organized by the International Society of Developmental Biologists of which SPBD is member) - 18-22 June 2017, Singapore.



SPBD turned 10 years old in 2016

A SPBD fez 10 anos em 2016!

SPBD turned 10 years old in 2016!

On the 23th of September 2016 we had a BIG CELEBRATION in Lisbon!!!

A One-Day Symposium with 2 special guests (Nicole Le Douarin  and  Phil Ingham) and

Inauguration of a Photo Exhibition (ArtDevo) of your best photos on display in MUHNAC until 31 December 2016.


Masters and PhD programmes in Developmental Biology

Masters in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology / Mestrado em Biologia Evolutiva e do Desenvolvimento, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.

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Do you organise a post-graduate programme in Developmental Biology? Send us your link!