About us

The French Society of Developmental Biology (SFBD) is a learned society that has gathered, for more than 50 years, researchers working on developmental biology on animal and plant species.

600+ members

13 French cities, 6 countries abroad

13 model organisms                    (animals and plants)

The SFBD

The French Society of Developmental Biology is a non-profit association. Its goal is to promote research in embryology and post-embryonic development, growth, differentiation, regeneration, teratology and genetics on all multicellular organisms using any kind of methology.

The SFBD promotes the sharing of ideas and ressources within the French Developmental Biology community. Each year, we organize a meeting in France. We also support the organization of devbio events (meetings, workshops) in France on various models.

The SFBD has a lot of actions dedicated to promote early career researchers. Registration fees to SFBD meetings are relatively low, allowing early career researchers to take part at moderate cost. We have been offering, for a few years now, travelling grants dedicated specifically to PhD students at the end of their projects and to post-doctoral researchers. Every year, the Society awards a prize for the best PhD Thesis in the field of Developmental Biology.

The SFBD edits a bi-annual letter that contains information likely to be of interest to the community. Previous letters can be found on our here.

All members of the society can submit news and job adverts that will be published on the website.

The SFBD Board

The SFBD Board is elected by the Society members for three years and can be reelected once.

François Agnès, membre élu au conseil d'administration de la SFBD
François AGNES

(2020, 1st term)

Marie-Ange Bonnin
Marie-Ange BONNIN

(2019, 1st term)

Bénédicte Charrier, élue en 2020 au CA de la société française de biologie du développement
Bénédicte CHARRIER

(2020, 1st term)

Glenda Comai, responsable du site web de la SFBD
Glenda COMAI

(2019, 1st term)

Alice Davy, reponsable du soutien aux événnements au conseil de la SFBD
Alice DAVY

(2019, 1st term)

Delphine-duprez
Delphine DUPREZ

(2018, 1st term)

Sophie Jarriault membre du conseil dadministration de la SFBD
Sophie JARRIAULT

(2020, 1st term)

Jérome Gros, secrétaire de la SFBD
Jérôme GROS

(2017, 2nd term)

Patrick Lemaire, président de la SFBD
Patrick LEMAIRE

(2015, 2nd term)

Aude Maugarny-Calès, représentante jeunes chercheurs au conseil de la SFBD
Aude MAUGARNY-CALÈS

(2018, 1st term)

Cédric Maurange, organisation du meeting SFBD 2020 - Shaping Life 2
Cédric MAURANGE

(2017, 2nd term)

Samier Merabet, organisation du prix de thèse au sein de la FSBD
Samir MERABET

(2015, 2nd term)

Andrea Pasini
Andrea PASINI

(2019, 1st term)

Michel Studer,
Michèle STUDER

(2015, 2nd term)

Julien Vermot, représentant des chercheurs à l'étranger au conseil de la SFBD
Julien VERMOT

(2019, 1st term)

Previous board members

Margaret Buckingham (2 terms, 2006-2011)

Alain Vincent (2 terms, 2009-2014)

Stéphane Zaffran (2 terms, 2009-2014)

Angela Giangrande (2 terms, 2010-2015)

Laurent Kodjabachian (2 terms, 2011-2016)

Laurent Fasano (2 terms, 2011-2016)

Pascal de Santa Barbara (2 terms, 2011-2016)

Krzysztof Jagla (2 terms, 2012-2017)

Laure Bally-Cuif (2 terms, 2013-2018)

Pascale Gilardi-Hebenstreit (2 terms, 2013-2018)

Isabelle Le Roux (2 terms, 2013-2018)

Pascal Dollé (1 term, 2016-2018)

Sophie Bel -Vialar (2 terms, 2014-2019)

François Parcy (1 term, 2017-2019)

Do you want to get involved and serve the French community of developmental biologists? Become a candidate to join the SFBD board. Contact us.

The bureau

The bureau is elected each year by the board.

Patrick Lemaire, président de la SFBD
Patrick Lemaire

President

Delphine Duprez, vice-présidente de la SFBD.
Delphine Duprez

Vice president

Jérome Gros, secrétaire de la SFBD
Jérôme GROS

Secretary general

Marie-Ange Bonnin
Marie-Ange Bonnin

Treasurer general

Previous bureau members

Margaret Buckingham (President, 2008-2011)

Alain Vincent (Vice-President 2009-2011 then President 2012-2014)

Krzysztof Jagla (Vice-President 2012-2014 then Président 2015-2017)

Pascal de Santa Barbara (Tresurer 2013-2015)

Stéphane Zaffran (General Secretary 2013-2014)

Isabelle Le Roux (General Secretary 2015-2018)

Sophie Bel -Vialar (Tresurer 2016-2019)

The SFBD on Twitter

A master internship is available @institut_curie in Paris to study the relationship between size and shape during development. Please contact @bellaiche_y and @AMaugarnyCales with a motivation letter and a cv. https://sfbd.fr/2020/09/25/master-internship-in-paris/

and every year we have a call @institutpasteur for junior group leaders, deadline around end of January. Any subject, and women highly encouraged to apply! Check last year call for more info https://research.pasteur.fr/fr/call/creation-of-new-junior-research-groups-at-institut-pasteur-g5-2020/

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Liste de diffusion Biodevfr

Subscribe to the biodevfr mailing list created and managed by the French Society for Developmental Biology !

This mailing list allows to share information in french and english within the community (biodev meetings, workshops, job and internship adverts… ).

Signed Charters

Here some of our latests actions and support to the community.

Charter to gender-neutral public communication 

Guide from the High Council for Equality between Women and Men (in French)

DORA

The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated