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From Stem Cells to Human Development

Organisers: James Briscoe, Prisca Liberali, Samantha Morris and Wei Xie

Date: 11 - 14 September 2022

Location: Wotton House, Surrey, UK

This meeting will be the fifth iteration of this highly successful Journal Meeting, which has been running every two years since 2014 (including virtually in 2020). Over the past four events, we have brought together a diverse group of researchers (both in terms of topic and demographics) united in their desire to better understand human development, and to do so using human cells and tissues. Since the first meeting in 2014, we have witnessed huge advances in the field, driven largely by technological advances such as organoid culture and single cell sequencing, and have seen significant expansion in the range of questions that can be now addressed using human systems. It is therefore more important than ever to provide a forum for researchers to come together and discuss the latest advances, and remaining challenges, in the field.

We hope this meeting will bring together researchers working on a diverse set of questions – from early cell fate choices in the human embryo to tissue organogenesis in all three germ layers, from epigenetic and other mechanisms underlying stem cell pluripotency and differentiation to methods for visualising and analysing the entire human embryo.

At present we intend for this meeting to be an in-person event. We are also hoping to offer a virtual element. More details will be released when registration opens.

Registration packages

The fees include:

  • Registration and meeting costs
  • Three nights’ accommodation (Sunday to Wednesday) in an en-suite room with single occupancy
  • All meals (Sunday lunch to Wednesday lunch inclusive), coffee breaks and one reception drink each evening throughout the meeting
  • Use of the leisure facilities at Wotton House

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

PhD students /postdocs Academia Industry
From 1 Feb – 31 May


£825 £925 £1125
From 1 June – 22 July £925 £1025 £1225


Featured image: CS (Carnegie Stage) 13 section of the thoracic neural tube of a human embryo stained with DAPI (blue) and b-tubulin (green).

Imaging by Teresa Rayon (The Francis Crick Institute). Embryo from HDBR.

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