Michael Sars Centre
Joint meeting of the Nordic Developmental Biology Societies and the Michael Sars Centre

Nordic Developmental Biology Societies & Michael Sars Symposium Joint Meeting

An incredible lineup of speakers including 22 invited speakers and 12 contributed talks ranging from developmental biology to stem cell biology and regeneration in a large diversity of research organisms and systems.

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The Nordic Developmental Biology Societies & Michael Sars Symposium Joint Meeting will take place in Bergen from Tuesday 28th until Friday 31st May 2024.

We aim to generate an interactive and dynamic atmosphere to foster interactions between developmental biologists in the Nordic countries and the wider international community. The meeting will be held at Media City Bergen in Norway and is open to everybody. It is jointly organized by 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.

Registration is open!

Come join us! For further information on travel grants, accommodation, abstract submission, and registration click here.

Plenary Speakers

Mike Levine (Princeton University), jointly with the Michael Sars Symposium
Andrea Brand (University of Cambridge)

Confirmed speakers for the 4th Nordic Meeting on Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration

Anne Grapin-Botton (MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden)
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 (Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo, Seville)
Claudio Franco (Católica Biomedical Research Center, Lisbon)
Nathalie Jurisch-Yaksi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim)
Max Fürthauer (Institut de Biologie Valrose, Nice)

Confirmed speakers for the Michael Sars Symposium 2024

Robert Prevedel (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg)
Shona Wood (The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø)
Cristian Cañestro (Evo-Devo-Genomics, University of Barcelona)
Sylvie Rétaux (Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, Saclay)
Kathrin Garschall (Michael Sars Centre, University of Bergen)
Lora Sweeney (Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg)
Kirsty Wan (Living Systems Institute, Exeter)
Celina Juliano (College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis)
David Parichy (University of Virginia, Charlottesville)
Jon Vidar Helvik (BIO, University of Bergen)