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Statement on the novel coronavirus/COVID-19

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic we have made the difficult decision to postpone all of our Workshops until the end of the year. This is in response to delegate welfare concerns regarding safety, travel restrictions and quarantines.

We hope to be returning to running onsite Workshops again as soon as restrictions allow. We will keep our pages up to date with the latest information.

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

Upcoming Workshops 2021

The Biology and Physics of Left-Right Patterning

Organisers: Gonca Erdemci-Tandogan and Daniel Grimes

Date: 7 – 10 February 2021

Venue: Buxted Park, East Sussex, UK

Developmental Metabolism and the Origins of Health and Disease

Organisers: Sally Dunwoodie and Alex Gould

Date: 18 – 21 April 2021

Venue: Wiston House, West Sussex, UK

2020 Vision: Building Bridges in Visual Ecology

Organisers: Eleanor Caves, Sönke Johnsen and Lorian Schweikert

Date: 7 – 10 June 2021

Venue: Buxted Park, East Sussex, UK

Single Cell View 3D Genome Architecture

Organisers: Sringjan Basu, David Lando and Tim Stevens

Date: 27 – 30 June 2021

Venue: Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire, UK

Novel Technologies for Programming Human Cell Fate

Organisers: Marisa Karow, Samantha Morris and Barbara Treutlein

Date: 11 – 14 July 2021

Venue: Buxted Park, East Sussex, UK

Inflammaging and Regeneration: Pain or Partnership?

Organisers: Helen Blau and Nadia Rosenthal

Date: 1 – 4 August 2021

Venue: Wiston House, West Sussex, UK

The Cytoskeleton Road to Neuronal Function

Organisers: Andrew Carter, Carsten Janke and Oren Schuldiner

Date: 17 – 20 October 2021

Venue: Wiston House, West Sussex, UK

Collective Cell Migration: From In Vitro to In Vivo

Organisers: David Bryant, Nir Gov, Laura Machesky and Denise Montell

Date: TBC

Venue: TBC

Inside Out: New Frontiers in the Comparative Physiology of the Vertebrate Gut

Organisers: Carol Bucking and Chris M. Wood

Date: 7 – 10 November 2021

Venue: Buxted Park, East Sussex, UK

Upcoming Workshops 2022

Cell State Transitions: Approaches, Experimental Systems and Models

Organisers: Kevin Chalut and Austin Smith

Date: TBC

Venue: TBC

Toxic Metabolites in the Biology of Ageing and Cancer

Organisers: KJ Patel and Liz Patton

Date: TBC

Venue: TBC

Creative Science Writing Workshop

Organisers: Buzz Baum, Enrico Coen, Mark Miodownik and Jennifer Rohn

Date: 26 – 29 June 2022

Venue: Wiston House, West Sussex, UK

Workshops archive

Explore previous Workshop topics through our video interviews, meeting reports and photo galleries. From neural stem cells through obesity and genome engineering to evolution of the human neocortex, mitosis and more.

Propose a new Workshop

If you have a vision to run a Workshop but don’t have the time to arrange the logistics or raise the funding, then please contact us. We are seeking proposals for future Workshops and provide all necessary support.

Early-career researchers

We offer 10 funded places for early-career researchers to attend our Workshops.

Workshop – Data Science in Cell Imaging

The Company of Biologists Workshop ‘Data Science in Cell Imaging’ took place at Wiston House, West Sussex (UK) between 2 – 5 February 2020.

Cell imaging has entered the “Big Data” era. New technologies in microscopy and molecular biology …

Why apply for a funded place at one of our Workshops?

Early-career researchers can apply for a funded place at one of our Workshops. This is a great opportunity that could enhance your career in various ways. Watch the video to hear from some of our previous attendees on why they applied and how it has benefited them.

The Workshop Committee

The Workshop Committee is made up of a selection of our Directors from different scientific fields and includes:


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