Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee we are excited to announce that the 2nd Conference of the Visegrád Group Society for Developmental Biology will take place in the Biological Research Centre (BRC) Szeged, Hungary, between 3-6 September, 2020 in the organization of the V4 Society for Developmental Biology (V4SDB) and the Hungarian Genetics Society (MAGE). Both organizations are committed to continue the tradition which started with the first and inaugural meeting of V4SDB in Brno, in 2018.

We aim to organize a meeting which provides an ideal academic platform for researchers of the V4 region (and beyond) to present their latest research findings and describe emerging technologies, and directions in the field of developmental biology. A conference with a creative and friendly atmosphere, where former acquaintances are renewed and new collaborative partnerships are formed. The meeting will take place in the new conference center of the Biological Research Centre (BRC) Szeged, where the lecture halls, the poster and company exhibition areas will all be located in one building, together with the restaurant and social rooms, providing ample possibilities for professional discussions.

It is our main priority to provide a highly interactive environment between young scientists and renowned international experts, and motivate and educate early stage researchers through this meeting. To this end, a workshop will take place on the day before the conference, where students will present their research, can participate on a practical course and learn about open access (OA) and current alternative publication (e.g. preprint) opportunities from experts.

Hereby we kindly invite you to participate in the 2nd Conference of the Visegrád Group Society for Developmental Biology. We count on your contribution to a scientific symposium with great atmosphere that will be memorable and beneficial for the whole community of the Central European developmental biology sciences. The official language of the conference is English.

The congress is organized in collaboration with Régió-10 Ltd. Their staff is happy to respond to your questions.

We hope to see you at the meeting!

  • Alexander W. Bruce (University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)
  • Vítězslav Bryja (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Marcela Buchtová (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Dušan Fabián (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Animal Physiology, Kosice, Slovakia)
  • József Mihály (Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary)
  • Anna Piliszek (Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Magdalenka, Poland)
  • Rita Sinka (University of Szeged, Hungary)
  • Máté Varga (ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)  
  • Péter Vilmos (Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary)