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EMBO Event

Development and Morphogenesis: Symposium in honour of Maria Leptin

03 – 04 July 2023 | Heidelberg, Germany

  • Registration Deadline
  • 2 June 2023

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About the Event

You are cordially invited to this symposium in honour of Professor Maria Leptin, current President of the European Research Council and past Director of EMBO (2010-2021). The programme reflects Maria’s career and research interests, including her training in mathematics and immunology and her postdoctoral research on the embryonic development of Drosophila. Maria began studying gastrulation while a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen. As a Professor at the Institute of Genetics, University of Cologne and group leader at EMBL-Heidelberg, Maria’s most recent research has focused on the mechanics of shape determination during development. The programme also includes contributions from colleagues from Maria’s sabbaticals as a visiting Professor at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France and as visiting scientist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 2 June 2023


  • Registration Free (first come, first serve)

Registration includes:

  • Abstract book
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Reception on Day 1

Excluding accommodation


Anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy

At EMBO, we believe that harassment and discriminatory behaviour are unacceptable in any setting. EMBO's code of conduct is applicable for all participants of this EMBO meeting and can be found here.



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Advanced Training Center

EMBL Heidelberg

Meyerhofstraße 1,

69117 Heidelberg, Germany

The bus schedule for transportation to and from the venue can be found here.


Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee.

As further changes in our events are possible due to COVID-19, you should book flights, trains, and hotels with flexible options and favourable cancellation conditions.

The hotels below have rooms on hold for participants until Friday 2 June 2023, in some cases at special rates. Please contact the hotel directly, quoting the booking code EMBO23-01 to confirm the exact price of the room.

Hotel Bayrischer Hof
Exzellenz Hotel
Hotel Holländer Hof
Hotel ibis Heidelberg
Leonardo Hotel Heidelberg City Centre
Premier Inn Heidelberg City

For more details about accommodation options, please click here.

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