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HFSP co-organizes "New Frontiers in Developmental Biology – Celebrating the Diversity of Life"

From 7 to 10 November, the Palais Universitaire of Strasbourg will hold the 3rd Franco-Japanese Developmental Biology meeting.

HFSP associated with the French and Japanese societies for Developmental Biology (SFBD & JSDB) to promote the 3rd Franco-Japanese Developmental Biology meeting.

For four days, some of the world's top experts will reunite with global leaders and young researchers to debate topics like Robustness & Plasticity, Cellular ontogeny, Epigenetics processes, Tissue & organism homeostasis, or Dynamic and Developmental processes. The panel of speakers includes several HFSP current and former awardees, such as Aiko Sada (Kumamoto University, Japan), Penney Gilbert (University of Toronto, Canada), or Christine Cheung (NTU, Singapore).

The complete program can be consulted here.

New Frontiers in Developmental Biology – Celebrating the Diversity of Life
New Frontiers in Developmental Biology – Celebrating the Diversity of Life


Although this is a scientific and academic event, HFSP is conscientious of the role of Biology in our daily lives and the importance of raising awareness among society about scientific issues. To address this topic, a set of outreach activities with different audiences will occur during the event.

This outreach program includes a free pass to attend scientific conferences and poster sessions for ten non-scientist citizens;  the participation of high-school students to the scientific poster presentations; the two keynote sessions (at the beginning and end of the conference) that will be open to the main public; workshops to be developed with students from primary and secondary schools; an Art exhibition with creative works from the students of the Haute École des Arts du Rhin; and finally, a video-mapping show at the city center of Strasbourg, where the artist Julien Ribot used images from Japanese, French and European scientists participating in the congress as material for his scientific and artistic animated film.