Transient resources

This section contains resources available on a temporary basis to go explore certain subjects in the form of seminars, conferences and online training. All events are free but require to register. Some events also have recordings of passed events. Some of these events are more related to developmental biology than others, we decided to include all biology so that you can broaden your horizons while staying confined at home.

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Vertebrate Gastrulation Zoom Talks

Gastrulation is a topic that occupies a central place in developmental biology and, in the context if vertebrates, is on the the threshold of a renaissance. The Vertebrate Gastrulation Zoom Talks (VGZT) will start on July 2nd and will be running on a weekly basis until Christmas. You can follow details of the series on Twitter. Attendance requires registration which can be done here. Registration will lead to further information about the talks.

European Worm 2020 Virtual Meeting

The meeting will be held on June 22nd-23rd. The details of the virtual meeting are being elaborated and will be communicated via Twitter and Wormbase

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(Virtual!) Mechanics in Developmental Biology

Aims at gathering experimental biologists, theoretical physicists, image analysts, tool developers interested in mechanics in developing organisms. Registration is free but mandatory. The meeting will be held on June 12th.

Crédit : Caroline Choquet, Kelly lab
Flying Through the Gut

Presentations will be held each Monday from 8AM to 9AM PST. Registration is free but mandatory.

Worm Talk 2020

The Weird Worm Advisory Council will graciously attempt to resolve your genetic conundrums, experimental anomalies, and any other nematode-related issues during LIVE and INTERACTIVE talks via Zoom.

Virtual Worm Sessions

The series is currently hosted every week on Zoom, each session is composed of one to two 15 to 30 minutes talks on a wide range of topics related to C. elegans.

Virtual Plant Science Talks by Plantae

Each week a well-recognized researcher in plant science and another nearer the beginning of their career give seminars to deliver a broad range of scientific topics, facilitate interesting discussions, and provide unique networking opportunities. These virtual events are free and open to all.

SpiraliaBase virtual lab meetings

A recently formed coalition of scientists who study the largest and most diverse clade of animals alive, the Spiralia. They organize regular virtual lab meetings.

Genetic regulation and mammalian development: enhancer sequences (in French)

Due to the special circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Collège de France lecture by Denis Duboule will be given in the form of webinars, live and therefore on the days and times initially planned. The Zoom software will be used and the URL address to which to connect will be made available on the Collège de France website each week, a few days before the course.

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World Wide Neuro

This is a new and an ongoing effort to continue, expand and democratize the Oxford Neurotheory Forum, bringing it into the online realm, and making seminars green and accessible from anywhere on the planet. They invite researchers from other institutions to participate. Join, invite speakers and organize online seminars, host on any teleconferencing platform (Zoom, Crowdcast, etc) and advertise via this website.

Cell Migration Seminars

Register for the virtual cell migration seminars by filling a google form.

Muscle Science Talks

A virtual seminar series on skeletal muscle and muscle stem cells organized by @BrackLab. Seminars take place 2-3 times per week via Zoom et Slack.

Aging Science Talks

Research Seminars on Aging by the community and for the community, every day of the week via WebEx and Slack.

Crédit : Hajime, Vermot lab

Once a week Zoom Open Forum for devbio Teachers.


Live online events targeting all levels in Bioimage analysis. Registration required.

Evolution and Ecology Seminars

Bringing isolated scientists together with online Evolution & Ecology seminars.

GSA Science in a Snapshot Seminar Series

Early career scientist seminar series by the Genetic Society of America.

Nucleus Science Talks

An online seminar series featuring scientific talks about the nucleus.

Fragile Nucleosome

Fragile Nucleosome is a new online discussion group for scientists interested in chromatin and gene regulation. Fragile Nucleosome is active in two spaces: one is the Discord server where several hundred scientists chat informally, the other is the organization of weekly virtual seminars on Zoom.

Symbiosis weekly talks

Two 25 minutes talks each week.


Home of the Free Web-based Microbiology Seminar Series.


A Slack discussion forum and talks for the Schizosaccharomyces pombe research community.