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SDB 76th Annual Meeting to be held in Minneapolis, MN

The Society for Developmental Biology 76th Annual Meeting will be held July 13 - 17, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Hyatt Regency.  Satellite Symposium proposals are now being accepted (Deadline: December 1, 2016).  Visit the meeting website for updates.

SDB 75th Annual Meeting Report

The Society for Developmental Biology 75th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA was a success.  To see the final meeting numbers, list of awardees, and photos check out the 2016 SDB Meeting Report.  Also, don't miss the 2016 Choose Development Fellows' videos.

Kathryn V. Anderson awarded 2016 Conklin Medal

Kathryn AndersonThe Society for Developmental Biology awarded the 2016 Edwin G. Conklin Medal to Kathryn V. Anderson of the Sloan-Kettering Institute for her extraordinary research contributions to the field of developmental biology and training of the next generation of scientists. Anderson has been a leader in both the fly and mouse genetics communities.

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David R. McClay awarded 2016 SDB-Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award

David McClayDavid R. McClay, Jr., the Arthur S. Pearse Professor of Biology at Duke University, received the 2016 Developmental Biology-Society for Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding and sustained research and mentoring contributions to the field of developmental biology. McClay is being recognized for his distinguished body of work uncovering the mechanisms underlying cell fate specification, patterning, and morphogenesis in the sea urchin embryo. 

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Ida Chow awarded 2016 Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize

Ida ChowThe 2016 Society for Developmental Biology Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize was awarded to Ida Chow, Executive Officer of the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB), for her outstanding contributions to developmental biology education. Chow has championed science education since she began managing the Society in the early 1990s.

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Choose Development! program accepting applications for mentors and fellows

The Choose Development! summer research program aims to increase the diversity of undergraduate students that enter graduate programs in pursuit of research careers in developmental biology.  Undergraduates from underrepresented groups may apply now.  SDB members who would like to host a Choose Development! fellow for the summer may also apply now. Deadline: February 15, 2017

SDB Grant deadlines

  • SDB Innovation Grant - to develop innovative tools and methods with the potential to have a broad impact on the developmental biology community - Deadlines: December 1 and May 31
  • SDB Emerging Models Grant - to develop techniques, approaches, community resources, collaborations, and new lines of research to study developmental mechanisms in non-traditional model systems - Deadlines: December 1 and May 31
  • Non-SDB Education Activities Grant - to help defray costs of educational projects organized by SDB members - Deadline: December 1
  • Non-SDB Meeting Grant - to help defray costs of meetings organized by SDB members - Deadlines: December 1 and May 31

Call for 2017 SDB Awards Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for 2017 SDB Awards. The Lifetime Achievement Award will not be issued in 2017. A new award for junior investigators is being established.  Call for nominations for the junior investigator award will be made in the near future.

Deadline: December 15, 2016

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