17th International Congress of Developmental Biology

Following its extremely successful 2009 Congress in Edinburgh, UK, the International Society of Developmental Biologists (ISDB) is pleased to announce that its next quadrennial Congress will be held in Cancún, Mexico, in 2013.

The venue was selected by the ISDB Board following a proposal by the Mexican Society for Developmental Biology (SMBD, XI Congreso de la Sociedad Mexicana de Biología del Desarrollo) and the Latin-American Society of Developmental Biology (LASDB, VII Latin American Society of Developmental Biology Meeting), which have agreed to act as local organizer for the Meeting. We welcome the "Society for Developmental Biology" for joining the International Congress with its 72nd Annual Meeting.

Cancún is a city of international tourism development certified by the World Tourism Organization.

Located on the northeast coast of Quintana Roo in southern Mexico, Cancún is the gateway to the Riviera Maya and the Yucatán interior, which has numerous archaeological sites, such as Chichen Itza, Cobá and Tulum as well as the many cenotes such as Ik Kil.

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Ida Chow, Ph.D.
Society for Developmental Biology (SDB)
Stefan Schulte-Merker, Ph.D.
International Society of Developmental Biologists
Mario E. Zurita Ortega, Ph.D.
Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAM, (SMBD/LASDB)(Chair)
Vivian Irish, Ph.D.   
Yale University
Juan Riesgo Escovar, Ph.D. 
Instituto de Neurobiología, UNAM (SMBD)
Claudio Stern, Ph,D. 
University College London
Adriana Garay, Ph.D.
Sociedad Mexicana de
Biología del Desarrollo
José Xavier Neto, M.D., Ph.D.
Laboratório Nacional de Biociências

PROGRAM (click here for UPDATED (June 12, 2013) Final Congress Program)
For this Meeting, we have organized topics at three different levels:

Molecules to Cells, Cells to Organs, and Organs to Organisms.

List of confirmed invited speakers  
80 Short Talk Slots

Click here for Full Abstracts

Click here for Author Index

"Making and breaking the left-right axis: Laterality in development and disease"
June 15-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rooms: Sol, Luna, Mar y Estrellas.
On site registration will NOT be available.
Symposium Registration is REQUIRED to attend the Satellite Symposium
For Symposium final program click here

Start date and time: 
Sunday, June 16, 2013, 12:00h
End date and time:  Thursday, June 20, 2013, 20:00h

Hotel Reservations
A few rooms at Congress rate are still available at:
For ground transportation (airport-hotel)

Private car:
Shuttle/shared and private cars: