Development in Action
“Development in Action” - DiA - Meetings are a series of VERY INFORMAL meetings organised by members of the SPDB. We get together once every three months (generally alternating between IGC, IMM, CEDOC & FCUL). Usually three junior scientists present novel results (preferably unpublished results/observations) or, alternatively, post-docs and PIs can present new and challenging research ideas. The presentations should last 15 min followed by 15-20 min discussion. We also organise DiA Meetings with our “out-of-Lisbon” members in mind: so far, such meetings have been held at the Universities of Algarve, Minho and Porto. The objective is to organize one of these full day Special DiA meetings once a year.
The 2018 DiA Meeting schedule is as follows:
. 9 March @ FCUL – DiA meeting
. 22 June @ UAlg – Special DiA meeting
. 21 September @ CEDOC – DiA meeting
If you want to be added to the dia_members email list, please contact the DiA Committee!
The next DiA Meeting will be a full day Special DiA meeting on 22 June 2018 at UAlgarve!
We are pleased to announce our next special Development in Action Meeting (full day) on the 22nd of June at UAlg (Faro). You can find the preliminary programme below.
We will have four remarkable Invited Speakers and several Short and Flash talks selected from submitted Abstracts. You may submit your abstract by email to
Please register for the meeting in the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/XIMU4a3h2dBjoSZR2
07h30 - Bus from Lisbon to Faro
11h00 - 11h30 - Reception and Coffee Break
11h30 - 12h00 - Invited Speaker - José Bragança (CBMR, UAlg, Algarve)
"To beat, or not to beat, that is a question (for ES Cells)"
12h00 - 12h30 - Invited Speaker - Ruth Diez del Corral (Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Lisbon)
“Temporal coordination in the development of the nervous system, from patterning to circuit formation”
12h30 - 12h45 - Short Talk
12h45 - 12h30 - Short Talk
13h00 - 14h30 - Lunch @ Cantina (UAlg)
14h30 - 15h00 - Invited Speaker - Eurico Morais de Sá (i3S, Porto)
"The Monday morning of an epithelial cell"
15h00 - 15h30 - Invited Speaker - Solveig Thorsteinsdottir (FCUL, Lisbon)
"Laminin niches in skeletal muscle development and disease"
15h30 - 15h45 - Flash Talks
15h45 - 16h00 - Short Talk
16h00 - 16h15 - Short Talk
16h15 - 16h30 - Coffee Break and Group Photo
16h30 - 18h30 - Social/Cultural event
18h30 - Bus from Faro to Lisbon
There will be a bus from Lisbon to UAlg leaving at 7h30 and returning around 21h30 (from and to Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa).
- SPBD members have a reduced fee of 5 euros (Students - Master, PhD or others) and 10€ (PostDocs and PIs). Non SPBD members are also welcome to participate and the fee is 25 euros.
- Members from outside Lisbon can ask for a financial support to SPBD. Please notify us of your intentions in the form and we will get in touch with you.
- To take advantage of member fees, you must have all your payments up to date. You can find information on payment details, fees and how to become a SPBD member at http://www.spbd.pt/index.php/members.
Feel free to announce this meeting in your institution. We always welcome people interested in Development Biology!
Registration deadline – 30th April
Abstract submission deadline – 15th May
Notification of short/flash talk speakers – 30th May
Group picture from the full day Special DiA Meeting on 22 September 2017 at UAlgarve, Faro
Keynote speakers were:
Rita Fior (Champalimaud Foundation)
Raquel P. Andrade (Centro de Biomedicina Molecular e Estrutural, Universidade do Algarve)
See here for the detailed programme!
Group picture from the full day Special DiA Meeting on 10 July 2015 at IBMC/INEB, Porto
The Special DiA Meeting in Porto 2015 had close to 60 participants!
Group picture from the full day Special DiA Meeting on 4 July 2014 at University of Algarve, Faro
The Special DiA Meeting 2014 had over 50 participants!