Plenary Talks


Denis Duboule, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Edith Heard, Institut Curie, Paris, France

Nipam Patel, MBL, Woodshole, MA, USA

Alex Schier, Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland

Cell Biology of Development

Roberto Mayor, UCL, London, UK

Kate Storey, University of Dundee, UK

Stem Cells and Differentiation


Isabel Fariñas, Universidad de Valencia, Spain

Elena Torres Padilla, Helmholtz zentrum, Münich, Germany

Genome Dynamics in Development


Jose Luis Gomez Skarmeta, CABD, Sevilla, Spain

Ana Pombo, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Organisation of Developmental fields


Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitán, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Marja Timmermans, Max Planck Institut, Tübingen, Germany

Growth and form

Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
Celeste Nelson, Princeton University, NJ, USA

Evo-Devo


Beverley Glover, Cambridge University, UK

Devlet  Arendt, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

Regeneration and Homeostasis


Laure Bally Cuif, Institut Pasteur,  Paris, France

Eldad Tzahor, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel

Physiology of Development


Enrique Amaya, Manchester University, UK

Human Development and Disease Models


Jurgen Knoblich, IMBA, Vienna, Austria

Anne Grapin-Botton, Danstem, Copenhagen, Denmark