Nordic Meeting on Development, Stem Cells, and Regeneration 2024

The fourth Nordic meeting on Development, Stem Cells, and Regeneration will be organised jointly by the Michael Sars Centre at the University of Bergen, the Swedish Developmental Biology Organisation (SWEDBO), the Finnish Society for Developmental Biology (FSDB) and affiliated Norway / Denmark researchers from 28-31 May 2025 at Media City Bergen and includes keynotes and invited presentations as well as short talks selected from submitted abstracts.

Registration Fees: (excluding accommodation):

  • Students: 4500 NOK (≈395€ – price on registration before 12.04.2024)
  • Post-docs/PI: 5500 NOK (≈485€ – price on registration before 12.04.2024)
  • Late registration (after 12.04.2024): 6000 NOK (≈520€)

The registration is opened here: registration link.

Travel Grants 

The Nordic Developmental Biology associations are announcing travel grants of 5000 SEK each, to help its members at the postdoctoral and graduate student level to attend this meeting. To apply for the travel grant please submit the following information as a single pdf document:

  1. A short, one page cover letter explaining why it is particularly important for you to attend the conference.
  2. A one page CV, including publications.
  3. A copy of the submitted or planned abstract.

Please send the completed application to mattias.mannervik [at] as a single pdf document no later than April 12th 2024.

A decision for funding will be reached by end of April.


Plenary speakers:

Mike Levine (Princeton University), organised jointly with the Michael Sars Symposium

The EMBO Keynote Lecture

Andrea Brand (University of Cambridge)

Confirmed speakers for the Michael Sars Symposium 2024

Robert Prevedel (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg)
Shona Wood (The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø)
Cristian Cañestro (Evo-Devo-Genomics, University of Barcelona)
Sylvie Rétaux (Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, Saclay)
Kathrin Garschall (Michael Sars Centre, University of Bergen)
Lora Sweeney (Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg)
Kirsty Wan (Living Systems Institute, Exeter)
Celina Juliano (College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis)
David Parichy (University of Virginia, Charlottesville)
Jon Vidar Helvik (BIO, University of Bergen)

Confirmed speakers for the 4th Nordic Meeting on Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration

Anne Grapin-Botton (MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden)
Emma Andersson (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm)
Pekka Katajisto (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm/University of Helsinki)
Anna Kicheva (Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg)
Max Yun (MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics / TU Dresden)
Sophie Petropoulos (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm/Université de Montréal)
Dario Lupiañez (Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo, Seville)
Claudio Franco (Católica Biomedical Research Center, Lisbon)
Nathalie Jurisch-Yaksi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim)
Max Fürthauer (Institut de Biologie Valrose, Nice)

Local Organizers

Patrick Steinmetz, Marios Chatzigeorgiou, Fabian Rentzsch, Luiza Ghila.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Claudio Cantù, Ditte Andersen, Josh Brickman, Kaska Koltowska, Satu Kuure, Mattias Mannervik, Renata Prunskaite-Hyyryläinen, Ruth Palmer, Sara Wilson, Ulrika Marklund, Sanna Vuoristo, Patrick Steinmetz, Marios Chatzigeorgiou, Fabian Rentzsch, Luiza Ghila

Administrative Support

Anne-Grethe Michelsen, Carol Bruce, Johanne-Berit Revheim, Marion Lebouvier, Melanie Burford, Stein Gulliksen


Registration/Nordics Societies:
Michael Sars Centre:


Overview of past meetings

nordic dev biol 2020-2022


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