7th Australian Developmental Biology Workshop

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).

This year, the 7th ADBW was held at Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island in Queensland. Twenty participants (postdocs and students) attended the Workshop over a 3.5 day period with presentations from some of the world’s best developmental biologists. Invited speakers and Workshop Coordinators presented in a number of formats, including seminars and round-table discussions that made for a unique training experience for meeting delegates. Each of the delegates also had the opportunity to present there own data to the group.

Thank you to all those you attended and presented. The workshop was a great success.

Invited Speakers in 2014:

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)

Peter Koopman

(Institute for Molecular Bioscience, the University of Queensland, Australia)


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 were:


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