Visegrád Group Society for Developmental Biology
Supporting excellence in Developmental Biology throughout Czech Republic, Hungary Poland and Slovakia
The Visegrád Group Society for Developmental Biology (V4SDB) organises and hosts a regular flagship meeting to showcase the wide spectrum of Developmental Biology throughout the V4 Group of countries and to also attract excellent high quality plenary speakers to our region. Moreover, the V4SDB is committed to supporting its membership in the establishment of smaller scale and more topic focussed symposia.

Information on both recent and forthcoming V4SDB supported meetings is listed below.

Report on 2022 V4SDB Student Summer School by ALEX

The first ever V4SDB Student Summer School took place between 6th and 12th June on the shores of lake Balaton in Tihany, Hungary. For a short week students from the region had the opportunity to learn about many aspects of early development in multiple model organisms. For a more detailed description of the program and the feedback received afterwards, please read our report.


V4SDB Student Summer School (6th-12th June 2022, Tihany, Lake Balaton, Hungary) by ALEX

The V4SDB committee is happy to announce that the first V4SDB Developmental Biology Student Summer School will take place between the 6th-12th June 2022 on the premises of the Balaton Limnological Research Institute (BLKI) in Tihany (on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, Hungary).
The course will consist of multiple hands on experimental practicals and both in person and online lectures covering


The Second V4SDB Meeting 2021 (Szeged, Hungary) - MANY THANKS TO ALL DELEGATES by ALEX

Many thanks to all the delgates (197 of you!) who attended The REARRANGED Second V4SDB Meeting in Szeged (Hungary) between  2nd - 5th Sept. 2021. IT WAS SUCH A GREAT MEETING! - more photos below
We were also very grateful to our sponsors and partners in making the meetuing happen - including the University of Szeged and the Birology Research Centre, the Company of Biologists, Zeiss, MDPI and the


The REARRANGED Second V4SDB Meeting in Szeged (Hungary) between  2nd - 5th Sept. 2021, EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
*** APRIL 2021 *** Announcing collaboration with MDPI journal titles (Life & Journal of Developmental Biology) for a joint special issue on the V4SDB Szeged meeting - more details below
The Second V4SDB meeting (in Szeged, Hungary) will be 2nd - 5th September 2021 and…

The Second V4SDB Meeting 2020 - POSTPONED (not cancelled) by ALEX

The Second V4SDB Meeting in Szeged (Hungary) 3rd - 6th Sept. 2020
It is with great regret that we have to inform you that our planned 2nd V4SDB meeting (Szeged 2020 - 3rd - 6th September) has been postponed due to the current uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and what may follow. The V4SDB committe is currently in dialogue with various stakeholders about how we may rearrange a new date…

The Inaugural Meeting of V4SDB 2018 by HOBIT

The Inaugural Meeting of the Visegrád Group Society for Developmental Biology (V4SDB) took place in the Czech city of Brno between the 7-9th September 2018 (supported by the Visegrád Fund).
Download final programme
Download list of posters
Download abstract book
Programme included:
Seven highly respected plenary speakers Poster sessions with selected abstracts (delegate talks) in sessions covering;