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Important information

As the coronavirus pandemic is now having an enormous effect on everyone’s lives we appreciate it is a difficult time to be thinking about registering for future meetings.

We would like to take this opportunity to update you all on the initial steps we have taken with regards to registration for the Development Meeting 2020 which is due to take place in the UK in September 2020. We hope that these will ease the pressure on having to commit to the event at this time of uncertainty.

• Registration rate frozen: we have removed the early bird deadline so that everyone will pay this lower rate regardless of when they register. As it stands, the final deadline for registration is 3 June 2020.

• Apply now, pay later: we encourage you to apply now so that you can secure your place at this popular meeting. However, we will be happy for you to register and pay only when the situation is clearer, and we will provide further updates in due course.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and we will keep you informed of any further steps that we take. We very much hope the Meeting will be able to go ahead in September but will be guided by the latest government and scientific advice.

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

From Stem Cells to Human Development

Organisers: James Briscoe, Barbara Treutlein and James Wells

Date: 6 - 9 September 2020

Location: Wotton House, Surrey, UK

This meeting will represent 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 brings 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 are 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;

  • Registration and meeting costs
  • 3 nights’ accommodation (Sunday to Wednesday) in an en-suite room with single occupancy
  • All meals (Sunday lunch to Wednesday lunch inclusive) and coffee breaks
  • Use of the leisure facilities at Wotton House
  • Delegate pack and programme

It is expected that all attendees will stay for the duration of the Meeting.

PhD students /postdocs Academia Industry
Rate until 3 June 2020 £795 £895 £1095

Apply to attend

Please complete the form below to be considered for a place at our exciting upcoming meeting. Places are limited so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Download the programme

Please have a look at our exciting programme for this meeting
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Download the poster

Please print the meeting poster and put it up on your institution’s noticeboard

Dependant care grant

We offer grants of up to £400 to help cover the costs of additional care for dependants while delegates/speakers are attending the meeting.

Sponsorship opportunities

We offer various sponsorship opportunities. Contact us to find out more.

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