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Conference Topics

  • History of the organizer and of self-organizing systems

  • The gastrula organizer

  • Gastrulation cell behavior

  • Pattern formation

  • Signaling pathways in self-organizing systems

  • Self-organization in morphogenesis

  • Evo-Devo

  • Organizing organoids and gastruloids

  • From stem cells to synthetic organizers

  • Self-organization in development

  • Plant organizers

We encourage active participation in the symposium. Should registration numbers exceed symposium capacity, we may preferentially admit registrations with abstract submissions. A limited number of submitted abstracts will be selected for short talks, therefore please indicate if you wish to present an oral presentation.

You can submit as many abstracts to the conference for review as you would like.  If, after the review by the committee, you have more than one paper accepted for the conference, you will need to register to attend and pay an additional paper fee for each additional paper (i.e., for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th papers – not the 1st). Please note this is for papers that you are the presenting author of, not papers that you are co-author of.

Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.

Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the abstract system which will be distributed to all registered conference participants.

Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.

Support for Travel Grant

Through support provided by the GfE, GSCN and ISDB, the organizers are pleased to be able to offer financial assistance towards participants travel to the Centennial Spemann Mangold Symposium 2024 Freiburg.

Applicants will be prioritized if they are undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs and early career principal investigators, with consideration of need, as well as diversity of gender and geographic location. All attendees are encouraged to apply. Active participation by poster or oral presentation are recommended to be eligible for travel support.

Grants will average around €500 Euro. The number of grants and the amount of each grant will depend on the geographic distribution of applicants, the total number of applications received, and availability of funding. Notifications will be made by: Monday 3rd June 2024.

Applications for travel award should be made via the abstract submission system. If you have already completed your abstract submission, please log back into in new tab/window and apply for travel support funding, by:

  • Ticking the box indicating that you wish to apply for the funding and provide the following information within the abstract submission.

  • Selecting your career stage, from the drop down menu

  • Adding 5 sentences of justification

Applicants for travel support agree that this information, together with abstract and registration information may be shared with the committee selecting travel support awards.

For queries regarding papers already submitted

For revisions or queries regarding abstracts already submitted please contact the Conference Content Executiveopens in new tab/window(please do not email credit card information under any circumstances).

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication.

Please email the Conference Content Executive opens in new tab/window(please do not email credit card information under any circumstances) with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one. A condition of submission is that if accepted one of the authors will present at the conference.

Conference Dinner

An optional Conference Dinner will be held on Wednesday 18 September 2024 at the Historisches Kaufhaus in Freiburg.

The Historical Department Store is Freiburg's most traditional venue for stylish events. Built in 1520 on Münsterplatz, the past is tangible in the Historical Department Store. The carefully restored, elegant rooms give conferences, lectures and receptions a unique atmosphere.

The Historical Department Store is around a 10 minute walk from the University.

Address: Historical Department Store Freiburg, Münsterplatz 24, 79098 Freiburg

Info on getting there: in new tab/window

Attendees will receive a welcome drink, dinner and drinks

Note: Tickets are now sold out, however you can email: [email protected]opens in new tab/window to be added to the reserve list (Please do not email credit card information under any circumstances).

Tickets cost €70 + VAT @ 19% = €83.30.