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Stowers Research Conferences: Developmental Cell Biology

Organized by Matt Gibson, Ph.D., Robb Krumlauf, Ph.D., and Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, Ph.D.

Oct 23-252024

Kansas City, MO

Stowers Research Conferences is an innovative meeting series designed to highlight the latest research advances while promoting the career development of future leaders in the field. In addition to poster sessions, invited speakers, and talks selected from abstracts, a distinguishing feature of these meetings is the delivery of “tandem talks,” where mentors and mentees share the stage to communicate their most important discoveries together.

Come explore the latest research in cell, developmental and evolutionary biology. Join leaders in the field as they discuss topics ranging from stem cell biology to tissue regeneration and from the origin of multicellularity to neural crest cell migration. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with colleagues, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations at the forefront of evolutionary developmental biology.

While a detailed schedule is still being developed, the Developmental Cell Biology conference will span four topical themes with nearly a dozen invited speakers, many talks chosen from abstracts, and poster sessions.

Early-bird pricing is available until Sept. 13, 2024.

Submit your abstract here.

Keynote Speakers

Carole LaBonne

Northwestern University

Speakers

Christian Mosimann

University of Colorado

Berna Sozen

Yale University

Marcus Kronforst

University of Chicago

Lilian Fritz-Laylin

University of Massachusetts

Pawel Burkhardt

University of Bergen

Vanessa Barone

Stanford University

Duygu Özpolat

Washington University in St. Louis

Megan Martik

University of California, Berkeley

Registration is now open

Register for Developmental Cell Biology. Early Bird pricing is available until Sept. 13, 2024.

Submit your abstract here.

Click here to purchase your ticket

Conference Venue

Stowers Institute

Our 10-acre campus is situated in the heart of Kansas City. Located next to the University of Missouri-Kansas City and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, our members are part of an academic neighborhood. You can immerse yourself in the arts, visit landmarks such as the Linda Hall Scientific Research Library, and find inspiration to fuel creative thinking.

At the Stowers Institute you are also within walking distance to Loose Park, the Trolley Trail, the Brookside Neighborhood, and the Country Club Plaza. You have convenient access to some of the best coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping the city has to offer.

Our Research Campus
Tall buildings and streets in a city downtown.

Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City may be located in the heart of the country, but it’s certainly not flyover country. Known fondly as the “City of Fountains” and “The Paris of the Plains,” you’ll fall in love with Kansas City’s unique architecture, stunning beauty, and dynamic culture. Thanks to explosive growth in the past decade and a strong sense of Midwest pride, more than 2 million people call Greater Kansas City home, making it one of the top 30 most populated metros in the U.S., situated conveniently between both coasts.

Kansas City Community

Lodging

Book at the InterContinental Hotel by Oct. 1, 2024 to receive a special group rate.

There are several other nearby hotels located within 2 miles of the institute.

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Learn more about Stowers Research Conferences

Bringing together scientists from across the world. Inspiring collaborations that result in significant scientific findings.

View our past conferences

Stowers Research Conference: Molecular Cell Biology - RNA Regulation took place April 2023. Check out the video to see a recap of the event.

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Stowers Research Conference: Stem Cells, Tissue Plasticity, and Regenerative Biology took place October 2023. Check out the video to see a recap of the event.

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Essential Meeting Information

Essential Meeting Information:

Location: Stowers Institute for Medical Research – 1000 E. 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

https://www.stowers.org/admin/...For turn-by-turn directions to the Institute from where you are, click here.

Arrival: Check-in & Poster set up will start on Wednesday, October 23rd at 12:30pm. Opening remarks and announcements will begin promptly at 2:00pm. This day will conclude with an off-site Welcome Party at the Linda Hall Library.

Nearest Airport: Kansas City International Airport: https://www.flykci.com/

Lodging: Book at the InterContinental Hotel to receive a special group rate.

InterContinental Kansas City At The Plaza: Stowers Institute Booking Link

There are several other nearby hotels located within 2 miles of the institute.

Parking: Visitor parking is available in the parking structure located between the Administration Building (to your right as you enter the campus) and the Research Building (to your left). Please, park on the 5th floor of the parking garage and take the elevator down to the 1st floor to enter the Research Building.

Speakers and Sessions: A full list of speakers is available on the SRC website

Agenda: The conference will be a 2.5-day meeting starting in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 23rd and ending in the evening on Friday, October 25th. A more detailed agenda will be posted as the meeting approaches.

Registration costs:

Early-bird pricing is available until September 13, 2024:

  • Undergraduate Student - $25 USD
  • Graduate Student / Research Technician - $175 USD
  • Principal Investigator / Postdoc / Faculty / Other - $350 USD

Regular price when booked after September 13, 2024:

  • Undergraduate Student - $25 USD
  • Graduate Student / Research Technician - $225 USD
  • Principal Investigator / Postdoc / Faculty / Other - $450 USD

(Includes: welcome party, all scientific talk and poster sessions, coffee/snacks, Thursday & Friday lunch, Thursday dinner, and closing reception)

Registration deadline: October 18, 2024

Abstract Submission: Everyone is welcome to submit an abstract. On the submission form, you may choose to be considered for a short talk. There will be 14 talks chosen from abstracts. Remaining abstract submitters will be invited to present a poster at one of two poster sessions.

Abstract Deadline: September 13, 2024

Poster Dimensions: All posters should be horizontal in orientation.

Maximum poster dimensions: Width – 6 ft. (182 cm), Height – 4 ft. (121 cm)

Shipping and Printing: Local FedEx Office – 554 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111 US https://local.fedex.com/mo/kansas-city/office-0334/

International Attendees: Send requests for Visa letters to conferences@stowers.org. Registration is required prior to issuing the Visa letter.

Departure: The meeting will conclude with an on-site closing reception on the evening of Friday, October 25th. We welcome you to stay and explore Kansas City throughout the weekend!

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to conferences@stowers.org

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