Anabelle Planques, Porto, 7-10 November 2018
Joint Meeting of the Portuguese, Spanish and French Societies for Developmental Biology
Post-Doc with Michel Vervoort, Inst. J. Monod, Paris
The joint Meeting of the Portuguese, Spanish and French Societies for Developmental Biology hosted in Porto from 7 to 10th of November 2018 provided those scientific communities with a wide range of ongoing researches. Jean-François Brunet opened the conference with an emphasis on the limit of scientific dogma, pushing each scientist to question the rational of those dogma and to think out of the box.
Among several topics discussed, the rostro-caudal patterning of the nervous system was highlighted by two complementary presentations: Pedro Rifes presented an ingenious tool to model, in vitro, morphogenetic gradient while Stephane Nedelec exposed human induced pluripotent stem cells data on cell identities.
In addition, two poster sessions gave the opportunity to many students and post-docs to share ideas and have critical feedback from researchers coming from different developmental biology background.