Update: Virtual Meeting

Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic we’ve had to make the difficult decision not to hold the Development Meeting 2020 as an in-person event in September. However, we’re delighted to announce that the meeting will now be held virtually on Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 September. Please see further details below.

Should you have any concerns or questions, please contact our Events Team.

Virtual Meeting: From Stem Cells to Human Development

Organisers: James Briscoe, Barbara Treutlein and James Wells

Date: Tuesday 8 - Friday 11 September 2020

Location: Online

This meeting represented the fourth in our highly successful series of events focussing on human developmental biology. Since the initiation of this series of meetings in 2014, we have witnessed huge progress in the field, with more and more researchers turning to stem cell and organoid systems to investigate development and organogenesis in vitro, as well as increased analysis of human embryos and tissues to understand how these processes occur in vivo. Technological advances such as genome editing, single cell sequencing and improvements in tissue engineering now allow us to delve more deeply into the conserved and divergent processes underlying human development. Such knowledge is essential to underpin translational research into developmental disorders, to develop cell and tissue therapies, and to understand the origins and evolution of our own species.

As previously, this meeting brought together researchers working on a diverse set of questions – from early cell fate choices in the human embryo to tissue organogenesis, from genomics and epigenomics to the evolution of human traits. Despite this breadth of interests, the scientists involved were united by common challenges associated with working with human cells and tissues, and by a common goal to understand the similarities and differences between human development and that of other species.

Registration packages

The fees include;

  • Attendance at all presentations, networking and poster sessions
  • Access to recorded talks, posters and other materials for up to six weeks following the Meeting
PhD students /postdocs Academia Industry
Until 17 July 2020 £100 £150 £200

We do have some financial support available to delegates from lower/middle income countries or other delegates who would be unable to attend otherwise. Please contact us directly with any queries.

Meeting website

If you have registered for the Meeting you can see the full programme, posters and more by checking out the Meeting website.

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