Call for papers: Developmental Biology in Latin America

Mechanism of Development. Latin America Special Issue

Mechanisms of Development, the official journal of the International Society of Developmental Biologists (ISDB) is pleased to announce the preparation of Special Issues including studies from authors affiliated to regional founding societies. Submissions are encouraged from all members of the LASDB, participants of the 9th Meeting of the LASDB to be held in Medellin, Colombia, as well as any other interested authors and collaborators in Latin America. Original and Review articles are accepted. All manuscripts will undergo peer-review to determine their suitability for publication. Important Dates: Submission deadline: 31st January 2018


Posted on 3/3/17

Chilean Developmental Biology Network

4th Meeting RiBiD, Santiago, Chile. 5th January 2018

"Red de Investigadores en Biología del Desarrollo" (RiBiD - Chile) is composed by researchers in the field of Developmental Biology, Stem Cells, Regeneration and Aging. The goal are to foster the scientific interaction in Chile, promote the participation of young researchers and students, and the collaboration between groups. 
The 4th Meeting of RiBiD will be held at the Biomedical Neuroscience Institute at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago. Registration is open. More information is available in the webpage.


Posted on 1/6/17


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Posted on 2/10/17

International Developmental Biology Course

CIMARQ-Quintay, Chile. 9-21th January 2018

New edition of the Quintay Dev Biol Course! The course is aimed for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who seek a broad view of the modern issues of Developmental Biology and consists of intensive laboratory work and lectures. Deadline: 31st August 2017. Travel fellowships will be available. The course is an official activity of LASDB, hosted by Universidad Andres Bello and co-organized by Universidad Andres Bello and the Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurosciences de Valparaiso, Universidad de Valparaiso. Website: Twitter: DevBioQuintay. Facebook: DevBio Course Quintay.

Registration to the Mini-Symposium (17 January 2017) is open to all Chilean and Latin American developmental biologists (deadline December 12, 2017) at


Posted on 21/5/17

Satellite Courses LASDB2017

Two Satellite Courses. October 2-6. Apply now

Satellite Courses LASDB2017: Current Topics and Emerging Models in Developmental Biology and Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics in non-model species. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. Application deadline is July 30


Posted on 9/6/17

Regenerative Medicine and Developmental Biology Symposium. Australia, Brazil, Chile

9–10 October 2017. Monash University. Australia

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) is hosting the first of three symposia on Regenerative Medicine and Developmental Biology. Over two days, key researchers from Australia, Chile and Brazil will meet at Monash University to: share scientific expertise, strengthen existing academic and institutional relationships access local and international networks of excellence, and promote global mobility of the next generation of scientific leaders.


Posted on 20/6/17

Pay your Annual Dues

LASDB Annual Membership Dues

It is our policy to keep the LASDB annual membership fees as low as possible. Nevertheless, the budget of the Society depends mostly on the timely payment of these fees. We have set up a Paypal account so you can pay with credit card. To make the payment please use the link shown below


Posted on 25/4/17

LASDB Meeting 2017. Medellin, Colombia. October 9-13

LASDB and ICGEB Fellowships. Deadlines: June 3

Fellowships for grad students, postdocs and early career scientists sponsored by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) and LASDB/SDB. Please see that ICGEB and LASDB/SDB fellowships are two separate application forms! Abstract submission is May 22. Check Lasdb2017 Meeting wesite


Posted on 18/4/17

LASDB Meeting 2017. Medellin, Colombia.


Abstract submission: May 22. LASDB and ICGEB Fellowship applications: June 3. Early registration: July 31. Please visit the meeting webpage.


Posted on 3/5/17

ISDB Meeting 2017

18th International Congress of Developmental Biology. Singapore. 18 - 22 June 2017

International Society for Developmental Biology Meeting. Check the updated list of confirmed speakers. Abstract submission is open until February 10th. LASDB members should apply ISDB members fee


Posted on 1/6/16

Ida Chow Awarded Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize

Ida Chow was awarded the 2016 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize by the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB, USA) for her remarkable contribution to science education. As an SDB Executive Officer, Ida made for many years, cardinal contributions to the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology (LASDB), participating actively in the organization of several highly successful developmental biology courses that preceded the LASDB meetings of 2005 in Brazil, 2008 in Argentina, 2010 in Chile, and 2012 Uruguay. Congratulations Ida!!! and thanks for your continuous support to Latin American Science!!


Posted on 5/1/17

Expanding C. elegans research: First Latin American Worm Meeting

February 22nd to 24th, 2017. Institut Pasteur, Montevideo, Uruguay.

The Objectives of the Meeting are: to integrate a Latin American Worm Community, to provide an integrated and updated view on C.elegans research, to encourage discussion and foster collaborations among our labs, to provide knowledge on cutting edge methodologies and technologies for worm research. Check meeting webpage for confirmed speakers and important deadlines. ICGEB grants are available for students/young researchers


Posted on 10/9/16

MBL Embryology Course Marine Biological Lab at Woods Hole

Embryology: Concepts & Techniques in Modern Developmental Biology Course. June 14-17, 2017. Application: February 1, 2017

The course, held each summer at the Marine Biological Lab at Woods Hole, is an intensive six-week laboratory and lecture course for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and senior researchers who seek a broad view of the modern issues of developmental biology and the experimental approaches used to address these ongoing questions. Directors: Rich Schneider (University of California San Francisco) and David Sherwood (Duke University)


Posted on 22/12/16

International Society for Stem Cell Research Meeting

ISSCR 2017 June 14-17, 2017. Boston, USA.

Abstract submission and registration is now open for the ISSCR 2017 annual meeting in Boston, 14-17 June. Nearly 4,000 stem cell researchers from around the world will come together to share breakthrough discoveries in stem cell science and regenerative medicine. As a researcher, you are invited to share your science at the meeting by submitting an abstract. Connect with leaders and peers in the field, and engage with the cutting-edge science and technology that is transforming human health


Posted on 5/12/16

Latin American Zebrafish Network Course and Symposium

LAZEN COURSE December 5-8, 2016. LAZEN SYMPOSIUM December 9-10, 2016. Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The course will include practical training for selected young investigators based on the potential application of the new learned skills. The International Symposium will be open to undergraduate and graduate students, professionals and investigators of all fields. The program includes lectures and round-tables to foster interaction and practical discussions on the use of zebrafish in several fields. Deadline, Abstract Submission: September 30. Applications to the Course should received by October 15th. More information and updates: Webpage: . Webpage Symposium: . Facebook:


Posted on 1/6/16

Argentina: Workshop Developmental and Cellular Biology

October 27-29, 2016. Chascomus, Buenos Aires, Argentina

This workshop intends to integrate cell and developmental biologists working in Argentina and beyond. One of its goals is to provide an informal and dynamic environment for discussions and presentations of students, post-docs, young and established researchers. Fellowships will be available. Deadline: September 30. Facebook:


Posted on 1/6/16

Eddy De Robertis, Doctor Honoris Causa at UdelaR, Uruguay

On September 1st Professor Eddy de Robertis was granted the Doctor Honoris Causa degree by the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay, for his outstanding role in the development of Medical Sciences in Uruguay and his scientific contributions with worldwide impact to universal knowledge. Eddy de Robertis is Distinguished Professor and Norman F. Sprague Chair of Molecular Oncology at the Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He devoted his professional life to investigate the molecular mechanisms of embryonic development, has been one of the main mentors of the LASDB when the Society was created in 2003, and currently he is a very active member of the External Board of our Society. Congratulations Eddy!!


Posted on 1/9/16

Small Brains, Big Ideas: Practical Course

November 10th to 19th, 2016. Universidad de Chile, Universidad de Valparaiso

Deadline for applications: July 30th, 2016. The course will consist of lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises that will expose Latin­American students and junior Faculty to the use of invertebrates model systems in modern neuroscience and biomedical research.


Posted on 26/6/16

Funding for model organism databases in trouble

Support Model Organism Databases

NHGRI which supports FlyBase, WormBase, ZFIN, and the Mouse Genome Database has proposed a change in their funding approach. We encourage you to read the letter and show your support by signing it.

Website: http://www.genetics­

Posted on 26/6/16

SDB Annual Meeting

Boston, MA, USA. August 4 - 8, 2016

Society for Developmental Biology 75th Annual Meeting


Posted on 1/6/16