May 20th 2021: LEWIS WOLPERT MEMORIAL LECTURE 2021 - 13:30 to 15:00 BST

You are invited to the inaugural Lewis Wolpert Memorial Lecture, presented by Prof Cliff Tabin (Harvard):
“Vignettes from a dev bio/evodevo lab: What makes a limb cell a limb cell? and How did birds evolve the capacity to vocalize?”
With an introductory talk on the life of Lewis Wolpert by Prof Claudio Stern (UCL CDB).

Event hosted on-line via Zoom and YouTube livestream. Register free at:


March 4th 2021: Webinars to all BSCDB applicants

The second of three BSCDB Mechanobiology webinars will be on 4 March 2021.
We are very happy to cover by these webinars the period until the postponed BSCDB Mechanobiology meeting (28-29 October 2021). We will give the floor to PhD students and post-docs to present and discuss their most recent mechanobiology research. We count on all of you to make these webinars vibrant sessions with inspiring presentations and vivid discussions!

For more information and registration visit our webinars page here

To promote these webinars, just post the program in the coffee room of your institute, your office, your lab and share the program and registration link via social media with colleagues and friends in the field. We look forward to meet you all virtually (and Oct 28-29, 2021 in person).


December 10th 2020: BSCDB PhD Excellence Award 2020 online ceremony

The board of the BSCDB would like to invite you to attend our upcoming BSCDB webinar (December 10th, 2020) as an online ceremony to nominate the winner of the 2020 BSCDB PhD Excellence Award, which unfortunately could not take place onsite during the BSCDB Autumn meeting.

The program will be as follows:

16u00: Welcome and introduction to the BSCDB PhD-Excellence Award.

16h05: Career paths of the 2006 and 2009 BSCDB PhD-Excellence Award winners.

16h25: Announcement of the 2020 BSCDB PhD-Excellence Award.

16h30: “CRISPR/Cas9-mediated cancer modeling and identification of cancer cell vulnerabilities in Xenopus tropicalis” by Dr. Thomas Naert.

17h15: End of meeting.

You can join this webinar via the following link.


September 9th 2020:

We regret to inform that the BSCDB autumn meeting on Mechanobiology is postponed by one year to 28-29 October 2021. Indeed, due to the Covid19 situation nearly 80% of all the speakers and also many attendees would not make it to be physically with us in Ghent. Under such conditions, a hybrid event will by no means create the vibrant interactive atmosphere that BSCDB always targets for. Registrations for the 20-21 meeting will be reopened in Summer 2021.

However, to cover the gap to the meeting of next year, and to give the floor to young mechanobiology scientists, we will organize 3 free Mechanobiology warming-up webinar sessions embedded in a larger BSCDB webinar series. The program and the registration links will become available October 10th on this BSCDB website. 


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