Nordic Developmental Biology Societies & Michael Sars Symposium Joint Meeting

28 - 31 May 2024 | Bergen, Norway

In an effort to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange, developmental biologists from the Nordic countries and the global scientific community are gearing up for a stimulating rendezvous at the Nordic Developmental Biology Societies' Michael Sars Symposium Joint Meeting. This dynamic event promises an interactive atmosphere, encouraging vibrant discussions among researchers, scientists, and enthusiasts alike.

Event Highlights:

Under the collaborative efforts of the Michael Sars Centre at the University of Bergen, the Swedish Developmental Biology Organisation (SWEDBO), the Finnish Society for Developmental Biology (FSDB), and researchers from Norway and Denmark, the symposium boasts an exciting program featuring a diverse array of topics. From developmental biology and stem cell biology to regeneration, the agenda spans a rich tapestry of research organisms and systems.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Mike Levine (Princeton University): A luminary in developmental biology, Professor Levine's contribution promises to be a cornerstone of the event.
  • Andrea Brand (University of Cambridge): Renowned for her groundbreaking work, Professor Brand's keynote is anticipated to provide a unique perspective on the symposium's theme.

A Glimpse into the Speaker Lineup:

The symposium boasts an impressive lineup of speakers, including:

  • Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis (Sloan Kettering Institute, New York)
  • Anne Grapin-Botton (MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden)
  • Sara Wickström (MPI for Molecular Biomedicine, Muenster)
  • Emma Andersson (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm)
  • Pekka Katajisto (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm/University of Helsinki)
  • Anna Kicheva (Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg)
  • Max Yun (MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics / TU Dresden)
  • Sophie Petropoulos (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm/Université de Montréal)
  • Dario Lupiañez (Max Delbrück Center, Berlin)
  • Claudio Franco (University of Lisbon)
  • Nathalie Jurisch-Yaksi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim)

Save the Date:

The meeting is open to everyone and will be held at Media City Bergen in Norway. Don't miss the chance to be part of this collaborative exploration of developmental biology.

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Join us as we unlock the wonders of developmental biology and pave the way for groundbreaking discoveries.