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SDB 75th Annual Meeting in Boston

Registration and abstract submission are open for the joint SDB 75th Annual Meeting and International Society of Differentiation 19th International Conference August 4-8, 2016 in Boston, MA at the Marriott Copley Place.  The 6th Boot Camp for New Faculty will be held August 3-4 at Harvard University.  Renew your membership today for reduced registration rates and eligibility for short talk consideration, travel awards, and Boot Camp! The abstract submission deadline is May 2 and the early-discounted meeting registration deadline is May 27. The International Student/Postdoc and Faculty Scholarship applications and Paul D. Henion Graduate Student Travel Award applications are due May 2. Student/postdoc travel award, Teaching/junior faculty travel grant, and SDB Boot Camp applications are due May 27.

Developmental Biology Outstanding Paper Award Winners

Developmental Biology, the official journal of the Society for Developmental Biology inaugurated the “DB Outstanding Paper Award”, a prize designed to promote the work of early career researchers that have published in Developmental Biology.  The inaugural prize winner is Ann M. Cavanaugh (Stowers Institute) for the manuscript “Two developmentally distinct populations of neural crest cells contribute to the zebrafish heart (Vol 404 Issue 2, 2015).”

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Developmental Biology at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival

Developing zebrafish, Xenopus, and Arabidopsis were highlights of the Society for Developmental Biology exhibit at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival held April 15-17, 2016 in Washington, DC. More than 365,000 people attended the biennial festival with nearly 630 exhibitors from government, industry, academia, and professional societies.

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German Society for Cell Biology International Meeting Report

Peter Walentek is a postdoctoral fellow in Richard Harland's lab at the University of California, Berkeley. He won the best postdoctoral presentation at the Hilde Mangold Postdoctoral Symposium at the Society for Developmental Biology 74th Annual Meeting in Snowbird, Utah. His prize was a travel award to the meeting or course of his choice.

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Submit Video for John Doctor Education Prize

The SDB Professional Development and Education Committee has reinvented the John Doctor Education Prize (formally a best education poster award) as a best education video award. We challenge SDB members to produce short videos on their approach to teaching difficult-to-learn developmental biology topics to an undergraduate, graduate, or lay public audience. This year's developmental biology topic theme is "Induction". See guidelines here. Submission deadline is June 6, 2016.

Developmental Biology Tribute Issue to Eric Davidson

Developmental Biology has published a tribute issue to Eric Davidson (Vol. 412, Issue 2, Supplement). It features a reprint of Dave McClay's In Memoriam and 14 other articles about Davidson's life and work.

Submit Visuals to SDB CoRe!

The Society for Developmental Biology is looking for great  visuals for learning and teaching developmental biology.  Submit them to SDB Collaborative Resources (CoRe) today!

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Did you know?

  • SDB members may apply for non-SDB meeting grants to fund member-organized conferences central to developmental biology.  Deadline: May 31, 2016.
  • SDB members may apply for SDB Innovation Grant to develop innovative tools and methods with potential for broad impact on developmental biology community. Deadline: May 31
  • SDB members may apply for SDB Emerging Models Grant to develop techniques, approaches, community resources, collaborations, or new lines of research to study developmental mechanisms in non-traditional model systems. Deadlines: May 31
  • SDB members are eligible for travel awards through the FASEB MARC Program
  • A contribution to SDB, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and it will help your society achieve its mission goals.