The Dutch Society for Developmental Biology is a society that brings together all who have an interest in developmental biology, whether they are researchers, lecturers or students. Its goal is to create a forum for sharing and discussing advances in developmental biology in animal and plant systems and to promote developmental biology in the Netherlands. It should constitute an expertise center for scientists, and a training center for students. It is connected with the international network of developmental Biologists via the ISDB (International Society for Developmental Biology), the umbrella organization of national societies of Developmental Biology Worldwide.
As announced earlier the next annual meeting of
the Dutch Society for Developmental Biology (DSDB) will take place
January 30 2013
Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht.
meeting will start at 9.30 (welcome with coffee) and the scientific part will
accommodate 9 presentations of 20 minutes each (5 minutes discussion), selected on the basis of the
You are cordially invited to submit an abstract of your work between 15 December and 14 January by
completing the abstract form (which can be found here) and send it as a PDF file to the DSDB at
d.meijer’at’erasmusmc.nl. Participation is open to all who have paid their
membership fee for the year 2013 (see account number on the website or in the
16.00 we will have the seminar by our keynote speaker
note speaker this year is Marcos Gonzales Gaitan
website: http://cms.unige.ch/sciences/biochimie/-Marcos-Gonzalez-Gaitan-Lab-.html )
Download the program here
Woods Hole Embryology Course Applications Due February 8, 2013
The Embryology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole,
Massachusetts is the premier comprehensive lecture and laboratory course in
animal developmental biology. Although the course is now 120 years old, it
continues to teach the most cutting edge approaches for studying metazoan
Each year 24 outstanding students from around the world are selected to
participate in this 6-week summer course. Currently, the acceptance rate in the
course is a little less than 50%.
Students receive very unique and broad training in animal developmental
biology, covering numerous and diverse species. In addition, they are able to
directly interact with top scientists from around the world in the field of
developmental biology, establishing lifetime scientific networks.
The course directors (Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Stowers Institute and
Richard Behringer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) strongly
encourage outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to apply to
the Embryology course.
See for more information the course website
The inaugural meeting of the DSDB, be held on January 21st 2011 at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, has been a successful day of sharing interest and results in Developmental Biology. The full program of that day can be viewed here.
Dr Jacqueline Deschamps, president of the DSDB, presented an historical account of the Dutch Society for Developmental Biology. Her presentation can be viewed here.
The board of the DSDB consists of:
Dr Jacqueline Deschamps, Hubrecht Institute Utrecht, president
Dr Rik Korswagen, Hubrecht Institute Utrecht, treasurer
Dr Dies Meijer, ErasmusMC Rotterdam, secretary and webmaster