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It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the joint meeting of the British Societies for Cell and Developmental Biology. This conference is our flagship event for 2016 and provides a unique forum to network and socialise with a wide cross-section of the Cell and Developmental Biology community.

The meeting features plenary and parallel sessions, with an outstanding line up of speakers from around the world. This year’s plenary lectures will be presented by Marc Kirschner and Ruth Lehmann.

Both plenary speakers have made numerous contributions to cell biology and developmental biology. Ruth Lehmann studies how germ cells are distinguished from somatic during embryogenesis and how the fate of germ cells is protected throughout life, to generate egg and sperm. She is a HHMI Investigator and is also the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, the director of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, and the chair of the Department of Cell Biology at New York University School of Medicine. Marc Kirschner works on how cells divide, how they generate their shape and control their size. Highlights from his group include detailed biochemistry of cell cycle using frog egg extracts, mechanisms of ubiquitination and the discovery of dynamic instability of microtubules. He is the John Franklin Enders University Professor Chair and Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School.

The meeting also includes the Hooke Medal, Waddington Medal, Women in Cell Biology, Cheryll Tickle Award and Beddington Prize lectures. We have a dedicated graduate student symposium and workshop events. The meeting includes several well-attended, lively and stimulating poster sessions and social events (including the now infamous annual “Pub Quiz”).

The 2016 Spring Conference is expected to attract 400+ delegates, ranging from seasoned leaders in the field to first year graduate students attending the meeting for the first time. 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

 


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