Autumn meeting 2022

Endoderm and Endoderm Derivatives in Development and Disease


The BSCDB autumn meeting on "Endoderm and Endoderm derivatives" organised by Patrick Jacquemin, Sabine Costagliola, Frederick Lemaigre and Ilse Rooman will take place on September 29-30, 2022.


Date: 29-30 September 2022

Organizers: Sabine Costagliola, Patrick Jacquemin, Frédéric Lemaigre and Ilse Rooman

Abstract selection committee: Sabine Costagliola, Patrick Jacquemin, Frédéric Lemaigre, Ilse Rooman, and Jonas Van Audenaerde

Contact: Patrick Jacquemin,

Venue: Maisin Auditorium, UCLouvain - Avenue Mounier, 1200 Brussels - Alma Metro station and car park nearby  


Abstract book

Aims of the meeting

Endoderm is one of the three primary germ layers in the early embryo. During embryogenesis, endoderm differentiates into the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, and gives rise to thyroid, lung, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas and intestine. Fundamental studies have identified mechanisms that govern the differentiation of the endoderm and its derived organs. Importantly, knowledge of developmental processes sheds light on the pathophysiology of diseases of these organs, and offers perspectives for treatment.

During the meeting, internationally recognized researchers and young scientists will present their most recent work that has uncovered novel mechanisms involved in the development of the endoderm and derived organs. They will illustrate how such mechanisms can be translated to understand and treat diseases, including but not limited to cancer. 

Confirmed speakers

Luis Arnes (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen)

Eduard Battle (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona)

Benjamin Beck (ULB, Brussels)

Alain Chariot (ULiège, Liège)

Jorge Ferrer (Center for Genomic Regulation, CIBERDEM, Barcelona)

Martin Guilliams (UGent, Ghent)

Darrel Kotton (Boston University, Boston)

Raquel Majeas Luque (Technische Universität München, München)

Elke Ober (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen)

Meritxell Rovira (Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona)

Francesca Spagnoli (King's College London, London)

Sumeet Pal Singh (IRIBHM, Brussels)





Two prizes for the best poster (250€) and one prize for the best selected presentation (250€) will be awarded.



Abstract and registration extended deadline: 7 September 2022