SDB would like to thank everyone for a successful
17th International Congress of Developmental
Biology/72nd SDB Annual Meeting in Cancun, Mexico.
Click here for
a report on participants, awardees, and photos from
Mark your calendar for the 73rd Annual SDB Meeting
to be held in Seattle July 17-21, 2014 at the
University of Washington.
New presidents of SDB have often used their initial
contribution to this forum to say how wonderful the
national meeting was (this year's was no exception)
and to thank all of the organizers for the terrific
job they did (which they amply deserve this year as
well). They then encourage SDB members to
attend the next national meeting (University of
Washington, Seattle, WA July 17-21, 2014) and their
local meetings, and are told of other benefits of SDB
membership. Having now done most of that, I would
like to write instead about other types of
SDB would like to thank all of the candidates who
ran in our 2013 Elections held this Spring. Five SDB
members began new terms on the SDB Board of
Directors immediately following the 72st Annual
Meeting in Cancun...
Marianne Bronner was awarded the 2013 Edwin G.
Conklin Medal for her distinguished and sustained
research in developmental biology and mentoring of
the next generation of scientists. Bronner has
contributed tremendously to our understanding of the
biology of the neural crest ...
F. Fallon was awarded the 2013 Developmental
Biology-Society for Developmental Biology
Lifetime Achievement award for his sustained
contributions to the field. Fallon, an emeritus
professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
has spent most of his scientific career pushing
forward the field of limb development ...
The 2013 Society for Developmental Biology Viktor
Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize was awarded to
William B. Wood for his outstanding contributions to
developmental biology education. The University of Colorado, Boulder Distinguished Professor Emeritus has long championed improving science education through active learning methods.
Congratulations to Alice
Accorsi (University of
Medena and Reggio Emilia,
Italy), Nathan Kenny
(Oxford University, UK),
Brijesh Kumar (Indian
Institute of Technology
India), and Ezgi
Mellon University, USA)
on receiving SDB-sponsored
funding to attend the
at the Marine Biological
73rd Annual Meeting, July
17-21, 2014, University of Washington, Seattle,
2013 SDB Midwest Regional Meeting,
September 26-28, 2013, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Wellcome Trust: Mouse Molecular Genetics,
September 18-21, 2013, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
2013 International Conference on Neural Tube Defects,
October 7-10, 2013, Austin, TX
Wellcome Trust: Regenerative Medicine: From Biology to Therapy,
October 30-November 1, 2013, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
The Society for the Study of Human Developmen, 8th Biennial Meeting,
November 3-5, 2013, Fort Lauderdale Beach and Spa Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Did you know?
SDB members can apply for
non-SDB meeting grants
to fund member-organized conferences central to
developmental biology. Deadline: December 1, 2013.
SDB members are eligible for travel awards
FASEB MARC Program.
SDB will provide travel assistance for Latin
American investigators to visit a
host lab in the US or Canada to learn new
techniques or approaches in developmental
biology with the
SDB Latin American Short Visit Grant.
Proposal deadline: December 1,