7th Australian Developmental Biology Workshop, Tangalooma Resort, Brisbane

12th-15th November 2014

A unique, small format, personalised workshop in developmental biology:

The Australian Developmental Biology Workshop has been running since 2000 as an exclusive training workshop for developmental biologists within the Australasian research community. The meeting was founded by Professor Peter Koopman (IMB, UQ), Professor Richard Harvey (VCCRI), Professor Patrick Tam (CMRI), Professor Peter Currie (ARMI) and Professor Rob Saint (Uni Adelaide).

It operates on a small format with 20-25 selected participants (postdocs and students) interacting closely over a 3.5 day period with some of the world’s best developmental biologists. The invited speakers present technical and scientific presentations in a number of formats, including seminars and round-table discussions that make for a unique training experience for meeting delegates.


Invited Speakers:

Robb Krumlauf

(Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

Sally Dunwoodie

(Victor Chang Cardiac Research Centre, Sydney, Australia)

Mary Mullins

(Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Phil Crosier

(University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Thomas Lecuit

(Development Biology Institute of Marseille Luminy, Marseille, France)


Great science by the beach:

The 7th instalment of the ADBW will be held in an ideal setting to stimulate scientific discussion and one-to-one interactions between students, postdocs and group leaders. Tangalooma Island Resort, just outside of Brisbane, Australia boasts excellent conference services right by the beach. See http://www.tangalooma.com/info/home/ for more information on the conference venue.


Applications have been extended and now close on 16th August 2014

Delegates need to apply for approval to attend this meeting. Applications addressing the selection criteria (see Apply to attend) should be emailed before the 16th August. Delegates will be chosen on the basis of their interest in the field, track record and potential benefit. Selected delegates will be notified by email early September 2014.

The cost to attend the 7th ADBW is $1100. Workshop registration includes catamaran return transfers to Moreton Island, twin-share accommodation for 3 nights (12-15 November) and all meals for the duration of the workshop. A number of student travel bursaries will be available retrospectively, to help support the cost of attending the Workshop. Please indicate on your application if you wish to apply for one of these.

Applications close on 16th August 2014.


National organizers:

Melissa Little (Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland)

Ian Smyth (Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University)

Ben Hogan (Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland)

Edwina McGlinn (Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University)


The 2014 Workshop Sponsors are:


The Company of Biologists (www.biologists.com)

Monash University, Department of Anatomy and Developmental biology

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)

Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), The University of Queensland

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Cell and Developmental Biology Inc. (ANZSCDB)

Tecniplast Australia