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It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the joint meeting of the British Society of Cell biology and the British Society of Developmental Biology. This conference provides a unique forum to network and socialise with a wide cross section of the Cell and Developmental Biology community. 

The British Society of Cell Biology holds a spring meeting each year which is designed to cover a broad range of topics in cell biology. The Spring meeting consists of four or five half day sessions on various aspects of cell biology with speakers across the globe. These sessions are interleaved with the The British Developmental Biology.

The conference will feature plenary talks from leading developmental biologists including Mina Bissel and Sally Temple. The plenary talks will be complimented by symposia featuring invited talks from an outstanding line up of speakers from around the world as well ad the Wadding medal, Cheryll Tickle award and Beddington Prize lectures. 

The conference is expected to attract approximately 500+ delegates, many of whom will be budget holding principal investigator and we anticipate the participation of many leading suppliers as exhibitors and sponsors. Please browse the website for more details about the conference, including information on registration, abstract submission, the scientific and social programme as well as details of our sponsors and exhibitors, whose essential support and contribution to the conference are very much appreciated. 

We hope you can join us and look forward to welcoming you to Warwick!

BSCB/BSDB Conference Organising Committee

BSDB Conference Information

BSDB members INCLUDING PIs can apply for BSDB Conference Grants to attend this meeting.

  • The Waddington Medal Lecture from the recipent of the BSDB's most prestigious prize. 
  • The Cheryll Tickle Medal Lecure from the mid career, female scientist. 
  • The Beddington Lecture from the prize winner awarded the best PhD thesis in Developmental Biology. 
  • The BSDB AGM

BSCB  Conference Information

BSCB members can apply for BSCB Conference grants to attend this meeting. The BSCB run the Honor Fell / Company of Biologists Travel Awards which provide financial help to members of the society at the start of their scientific careers to enable them to attend meetings that are relevant to Cell Biology.

  • A Graduate Symposium organised and run by PhD students and Postdocs. 
  • Poster Sessions at which the BSCB Young Cell Biologist of the year and the best Postdoc Poster are selected. 
  • The Hooke Medal Lecture from the recipient of the BSCB's premier award.
  • The Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award Medal Lecture from the recipient
  • The BSCB AGM

Most importantly a joint PhD and Postdoc Social event often involving a quiz. A splendid conference dinner with after-dinner prizegiving and dancefloor activity. 

Important Dates

Deadline for Conference Grant Application TBC
Deadline for Abstract Submission Midnight (GMT), Thursday 7 February, 2019
Notification of Abstract Acceptance Early March, 2018
Deadline for Early Bird Registration 23:59 (GMT), Wednesday 13 March, 2019
Deadline for Cancellations 23:59 (GMT), Friday 15 March, 2019
Deadline for Invoice Requests Midday (GMT), Friday 15 March, 2019
Exhibition/Sponsorship Booking Deadline Midday (GMT), Friday 29 March, 2019
Deadline for Pre-Registration 23:59 (GMT), Monday 01 April, 2019

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