About SPBD

The SPBD was created in 2006 and was launched with pomp and circumstance in a successful meeting at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Read here what the first SPBD president, Isabel Palmeirim, has to say about the first steps of the SPBD and read the enthusiastic meeting report published in the International Journal of Developmental Biology.

So SPBD organised its 1st National Meeting at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in October 2006. Then in November 2010, SPBD joined the SEBD (Sociedad Española de Biología del Desarrollo) and held a joint meeting in Badajoz. In November 2012, we joined the SEBD again, this time in Granada. SPBD held its 2nd Meeting in Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, jointly with SEBD and in association with the SPCE-TC (Sociedade Portuguesa de Células Estaminais e Terapia Celular), on 24-26 October 2013. In 2014, SPBD associated itself with SEBD in the Xth SEBD Meeting in Madrid, on 13-15 October. The next meeting, the 3rd SPBD Meeting will be held with the SEBD and the BSDB (British Society for Developmental Biology) in Algarve on 7-10 October 2015.

The history of Research and Teaching in Developmental Biology has been put together and was published in the Iberia issue of the International Journal of Developmental Biology. Read here about the birth of research and teaching of Developmental Biology in Portugal.

The Development in Action (DIA) of the SPBD are informal meetings designed to consolidate the Developmental Biology community. For more information click here.


Current SPBD Board


Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir

Leonor Saúde

Cláudia Gaspar

Voting Members 
Ana Guedes
Diogo Castro
Lisa Gonçalves
Tatiana Resende

Board members can be reached at: board.spbd [at] gmail.com

General Assembly of SPBD

Domingos Henrique

Gabriela Rodrigues

Fiscal Council of SPBD

António Jacinto

Catarina Ramos
Susana Lopes