Northwest Developmental Biology Meeting

March 12-15, 2008

Friday Harbor Laboratories -- University of Washington

Whiteley lecturer

Zena Werb, Department of Anatomy, UCSF

“The active epithelial state in branching morphogenesis"

Invited Speakers

Jeffrey A. Long Salk Institute

"Shoot/root decisions during plant embryogenesis"

Cassandra Extavour Harvard University

"The evolution of germ cell specification: arthropod mechanisms"

Jennifer Nemhauser University of Washington

"Signal intergration during seedling photomorphogenesis"

John Wallingford University of Texas Austin

“PCP signaling, ciliogenesis, and directed ciliary beating”

David Weisblat UC Berkeley

"Cell fate determination in early development of the leech Helobdella, a NON-representative lophotrochozoan"

Education Speaker

Rudolf A. Raff, Distinguished Professor & Director, Indiana Molecular Biology Institute

“Mechanisms of rapid embryonic and larval evolution: Establishing evo-devo as an integrative discipline"

Preliminary Schedule

Important info for students and postdocs:

This year, the Society for Developmental Biology will provide two travel awards to attend the 67th annual SDB meeting in Philadelphia (July 25-30, 2008). These awards will go to student and postdoc winners of the best oral presentation at the Friday Harbor meeting. These awards will cover travel, housing and registration expenses up to the amount of $1,000. In addition, the winner of the postdoc award will automatically be considered for the postdoc platform session at the national meeting. You must be an SDB member when you register for the Friday Harbor meeting to be considered for this award. You must also request an oral presentation when you submit your abstract online to be considered for one, and we will give preference to student and postdoc requests. You can apply for SDB membership at: or by following the links when you register online.

Online registration is now closed.

For those who still plan to reserve rooms in town:

The 30-day advance registration required for an automatic discount at Best Western/Friday Harbor Suites is no longer possible. However, if a few more people register there, you will exceed the 10-person threshold required for a 25% discount.

Please contact the organizers with questions:

Ed Munro Sally Leys

This meeting is partly supported by a grant from the Society for
Developmental Biology and by Developmental Biology,
the SDB official journal.