2018 Joint Meeting SPBD|SEBD|SFBD

SPBD is pleased to announce a joint meeting with SEBD and SFBD to be held in Porto on 7-10 November 2018. 

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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

Secretome With ]Out[ Borders, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 6 - 7 December 2018

The series of symposia “With]Out[Borders” were created by the Portuguese Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapies (SPCE-TC) with the objective to nurture and promote fundamental and translational research on different areas and are, since 2014, one of the official meetings of the society.  The SPBD has collaborated and promoted all three events of the series. The 1st international symposium Secretome With]Out[ Borders is the third meeting on these series of events, with the first two being dedicated to the heart and brain, respectively. Abstract submission: 19 October 2018 | Registration: 16 November 2018.

The developing brain in health and disease, University of Oxford, UK. 19 - 20 March 2019

The Academy of Medical Sciences is convening a two day scientific meeting to explore key areas of neurodevelopmental research in a unique forum that promotes discussion and collaboration between disciplines, career stages and sectors.

The meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary mix of researchers, from world leading scientists to early career researchers, as well as other key players in the field, such as funders and industry. One of the key aims will be to highlight the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and identify key research questions that could bring a real impact to the field. There will be a strong focus on nurturing the next generation of researchers by fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations and engagement with more established researchers.

We welcome researchers from all backgrounds interested in brain development and strongly encourage early career researchers, from PhD level onwards, to attend this meeting. Please note that we might be able to pay for travel and accommodation costs to outstanding early career researchers who wish to attend the meeting.

Registration is free. Abstract submission is open until November 5, 2018. See our poster
For more information please visit our site in: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/developingbrainmeeting

Developmental and Cell Biology of the Future, Paris, France. 27 - 29 March, 2019

A conference organized by young scientists from France. Topics: Epigenomics & Genome expression; Mechanobiology; Live imaging & Image processing; Single cell Omics; Environmental impact on development and evolution; Stem cells and organoids.

Registration is free, but compulsory.

Funding opportunities for meetings:

PLoS Early Career Travel Award Program

The Company of Biologists Scientific Meeting Grants

Antibodies.com Travel Grant Program


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.

More information

Do you organise a post-graduate programme in Developmental Biology? Send your link to comunicacao.spbd [at] gmail.com!