BSDB meeting, reminder

catherine haddon haddon at
Mon Jun 1 10:23:48 EST 1998

Meeting Announcement: Reminder! The Development of Sense Organs

   British Society for Developmental Biology Autumn Meeting,
   University of Sussex
   16 - 18 September 1998

Registration deadline JULY 1st (after which a late registration fee is

The programme will include talks on the development of sense organs both
of vertebrates and of invertebrates, including eyes, ears, noses,
bristles and skin. Recent advances in our understanding of the molecular

mechanisms of sense-organ development have been spectacular, and several
of these structures have become important paradigms for wider issues in
developmental biology.

At the meeting, we hope both to take stock of the rich variety of types
of sense organs, and to see to what extent one can now identify unifying

themes and conserved mechanisms in their development, with emphasis on
the peripheral organs rather than the central connections.

All participants are encouraged to present a poster, and/or volunteer a
contributed talk at the meeting. Speakers for a small number of
contributed talks will be selected on the basis of abstracts received.

Invited speakers include:

         M. Freeman (Cambridge)          D. Strutt (Sheffield)
         V. van Heyningen (Edinburgh)    W. Harris (Cambridge)
         S. Wilson (London)              Y-N. Jan (San Francisco)
         A. Jarman (Edinburgh)           A. Ghysen (Montpellier)
         D. Fekete (Purdue)              T. Whitfield(Sheffield)
         C. Haddon (London)              G. Richardson (Sussex)
         K. Steel (Nottingham)           G. Lewin (Berlin)
         M. Fitzgerald (London)          E. Macagno (New York)
         L. Barlow (Denver)              F. Guillemot (Strasbourg)
         P. Mombaerts (New York)         J. Lewis (London)

For a full programme and registration forms, contact:

 Ms Amrit Khalsa (BSDB Conference),
 ICRF, P.O. Box 123,
 Lincoln's Inn Fields,
 London WC2A 3PX, UK.

 Tel:    (0171)-269-3356
 Fax:    (0171)-269-3417
 e-mail: khalsa at

Details will also soon appear in the BSDB summer newsletter, and on

The organisers gratefully acknowledge sponsorship from:  Defeating
Deafness, The Wellcome Trust, Elsevier Trends Journals, Zeneca,
SmithKline Beecham, Pfizers, Boehringer Mannheim, British Neuroscience
Association, Hybaid, Calbiochem-Novabiochem and Wisepress.

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