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SDB 80th Annual Meeting


Society for Developmental Biology
80th Annual Meeting
Virtual, July 12-16, 2021

Registration Deadline is June 14, 2021, 11:59 PM ET

Program Committee:

Mary Dickinson (Chair, SDB President, Baylor College of Medicine), Melissa R Bentley (University of Alabama, Birmingham), Siobhan Brady (University of California, Davis), Raul E Diaz (Southeastern Louisiana University), Kat Hadjantonakis (Sloan Kettering Institute), Richard Behringer (University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center), Deirdre Lyons (University of California, San Diego) Kryn Stankunas (University of Oregon), Marina Venero Galanternik (National Institutes of Health)

Poster Artists:

Amanda Neves (McMaster University) in collaboration with Mary Wallingford (Tufts Medical Center), Jessa Westheimer (Carnegie Mellon University) and Brigid Hogan (Duke University). Many thanks to all of the scientific image contributors!

Important Deadlines

April 19, 2021

    Abstract Submission (For Short Talks, Hilde Mangold Postdoctoral Symposium, Best Student Poster Competition)
    Student and Postdoc Annual Meeting Grant Application
    Teaching and Junior Faculty Annual Meeting Grant Application

May 10, 2021

    Dependent Care Grant Application

June 1, 2021

    Sponsorship and Exhibitor Registration

June 14, 2021

    Meeting Registration

July 12-16, 2021

    SDB 80th Annual Meeting


After much consideration and concern regarding the ongoing pandemic, the Society for Developmental Biology 80th Annual Meeting will be held Virtually July 12-16, 2021. SDB President, Mary Dickinson, and the Program Committee are putting together an excellent program! Check out the list of invited speakers.


Registration is now open. If you have not already done so, please renew your membership to take advantage of reduced registration rates and to be eligible for short talk consideration, student presentation awards and meeting assistance grants.

Registration Deadline: June 14, 2021, 11:59 PM ET.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now open. About 36 abstracts will be selected for short talks in concurrent sessions. Eight postdoc abstracts will also be selected for the Hilde Mangold Symposium. Abstracts not selected for short talks will be scheduled for poster presentation.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 19, 2021, 11:59 PM ET

New This Year! - Virtual Poster Hall

Poster Sessions will take place using the Remo virtual platform, which provides a video discussion forum that mimics an in-person networking event. Presenters will discuss their work with groups of attendees coming and going throughout the session, much like an in-person poster session. You can watch a 3-minute video introduction to Remo.

SDB Meeting Assistance Grants - Coming Soon!

SDB will be offering grants for trainees and teaching/junior faculty to help offset the cost of presenting at our virtual SDB annual meeting. In addition, for the first time, SDB will be offering dependent care grants to offset the cost of child or dependent care for members to attend the SDB annual meeting. This grant program will continue when we resume in-person meetings. Current SDB membership is required.

Please check the SDB 80th Annual Meeting website regularly for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact SDB at or call 301-634-7815 (M-F, 8:30 AM - 5 PM ET). We very much look forward to seeing all of you online at #2021SDB!

Society for Developmental Biology
6120 Executive Blvd. Suite 725
Rockville, MD 20852

Last Updated: 2021-03-31