The V4SDB meeting aims to bring students together one day earlier than the scheduled start of the meeting in order to allow them to integrate and have the opportunity to present short talks and engage in informal discussions. Moreover, it is planned to provide some fundamental practical experience utilising different developmental model systems.


Sessions are free to students, so do not hesitate to come one day earlier!


All students are expected to present their work also during main meeting poster sessions on Friday and Saturday (if you do not plan to bring poster, please let organizer to know).



4+1 min

When? Thursday 6th September (afternoon)

Where? Masaryk university campus Bohunice (building A11, room 205)

 from 11:00 Registration for students
12:45 - 13:00 Introduction and technical comments
13:00 - 13:45 Student session/talks 1 - chair: V. Bryja
13:45 - 14:15 Coffee Break
14:15 - 15:00 Student session/talks 2 - chair: A. Pilliszek
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:20 Student session/talks 3 - chair: A. Bruce
16:20 - 16:50 Coffee break
16:50 - 17:30 Student session/talk 4 - chair: M. Buchtová
18:00 - evening Round table with all organisers

NEW! List of talks



When? Friday 7th September (8:00 - 12:00)

Where? Masaryk university campus Bohunice (building A36, room 212 and 215)

NEW! List of workshops


Developmental Biology of Invertebrates: 
- model organism C. elegans - developmental cycle, microscopy 
- model organism D. melanogaster - development, handling, markers, microscopy 
- microinjections into insect models /D. melanogaster, G. mellonella larvae/ 

Pavel Hyršl


Developmental Biology of Vertebrates:

- work with chicken embryos (opening eggs, staining embryos, embryo staging according HH staging system)

- implantation of beads

- collection of mouse embryos, establishment of organ cultures

Marek Hampl