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SDB 71st Annual Meeting in Montreal

The 71st Annual SDB Meeting will be held July 19-23, 2012 in Montreal, Canada.  The late abstract submission deadline is June 4 and the early DISCOUNTED meeting registration deadline is May 28.  The 4th SDB Boot Camp for New Faculty will be held July 18-19 and is open to untenured faculty and advanced postdocs.  The Boot Camp application deadline is May 28 (travel assistance available).  The registration deadline for the Montreal Light Microscopy Course keynote speaker (July 18) and 3D In Vivo Imaging session (July 19) is June 22. The keynote lecture is free with registration and the 3D imaging session has a reduced 1-day lecture rate!

2012 SDB-LASDB PASI Short Course Report

The Satellite Short Course of the Sixth International Meeting of the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology was held at the Universidad de la Republica & Institut Pasteur de Montevideo in Montevideo, Uruguay from April 16-25, 2012.

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Interview with Colombian scientist Diana Marcela Bolaños

Diana Marcela Bolaños did her graduate work on polyclad flatworms with Marian Litvaitis at the University of New Hampshire. In 2010, she was awarded a UNESCO-L'oreal Fellowship to complete postdoctoral research in evolutionary developmental biology...

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Another successful USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

Thank you to the 38 SDB volunteers that helped make our exhibit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC a success.  Thousands of visitors were able to observe developing zebrafish, C. elegans, Xenopus and Coqui frogs. Visitors learned about developmental adaptations in frogs through our Evolution Thought Trail Exercise and had the opportunity to design their own organism masks. Thank you to Olympus and the Carnegie Institution for use of their microscopes. See Expo photos here.

Nifty Fifty event with Marnie Halpern

On April 20, Marnie Halpern visited some 200 students and faculty at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) School in Ellicott City, Maryland on behalf of the Society for Developmental Biology ...

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2012 Developmental Biology Cover Winners


Mary Trask (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Suresh Marada (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) are the student and postdoc winners of the 2012 Developmental Biology Cover Competition.

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2012 FASEB Bio-Art Winners

Congratulations to three SDB members who contributed to winning images in FASEB's Bio-Art competition!  They are Monica Vetter (University of Utah) with nerve fibers and microglia in the mouse retina, and Ronen Schweitzer (Shriners Hospital) and Gabrielle Kardon (University of Utah) with musculoskeletal and nervous systems in the mouse limb.

Vote now in the 2012 SDB Election!

All current SDB members can vote for President-elect, Secretary, Southeast Representative, and Canadian Representative.  If you are a current member you should have received an email with a unique link to the ballot.  If you did not, contact SDB at [email protected]. The election deadline is June 8, 2012.

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Did you know?

  • SDB members can apply for non-SDB meeting grants to fund member-organized conferences central to developmental biology.  Deadline: May 31.
  • SDB members are eligible for travel awards through the 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: May 31 or December 1, 2012.