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53rd Annual Meeting for the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists

Abstract submission

Important Dates

Registration and submission of abstracts start January 6 (Mon), 2020
Abstract submission deadline January 20 (Mon), 2020 (Japan Time 18:00)
January 27 (Mon), 2020 (Japan Time 18:00)
Registration deadline April 6 (Mon), 2020
Payment deadline April 9 (Thu), 2020
(Note that payment later than 4/9 costs extra charge)
On-site registration May 19 (Tue) – May 22 (Fri), 2020

JSDB members require their ID number and password to register.
When you submit your abstract, you will also be automatically registered to participate in the meeting.
You do not need to sign-up separately to participate in the meeting.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission
January 6 (Mon) -
January 20 (Mon), 2020 (Japan Time 18:00)
January 27 (Mon), 2020 (Japan Time 18:00)

In principle, general abstract submission is restricted to JSDB members. If you are not yet a member, please complete registration to become JSDB member first before registering your abstract. Please note that it takes approximately one week for the JSDB membership application to be processed.


※Only one abstract may be submitted per presenter (participant). However, they may be included as a co-author for a presentation by another participant.

※Please complete payment of participation fees by the deadline. If payment is not received by the payment deadline, your early registration will be canceled, and you will need to register on-site.

International Society of Developmental Biologists (ISDB) Members
Asia-Pacific Developmental Biology Network (APDBN) Members

Procedures for Abstract submission

  1. Click the link that applies to you
    A JSDB members Online Abstract submission for JSDB Members
    B ISDB / APDBN members Online Abstract submission for ISDB/APDBN Members
    C Invited speakers without the JSDB membership Online Abstract submission for Invited Speaker without the JSDB membership
  2. Follow the directions listed on the site to registering your abstract.
  3. If your abstract has been registered correctly, an automated confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered during the registration process. Please confirm the User ID (en000xxx) and password contained in the e-mail.
  4. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, please contact the meeting secretariat at jsdb2020@jsdb.jp as there is a possibility that your registration was incomplete.
  5. In principle, the deadline for abstract submission will not be extended. In addition, new submissions or modifications to contents of the submitted abstract will not be accepted after the deadline.

Important detail for Abstract submission

Official language for presentations: English

Presentation Format

Select up to one presentation format

Talks (Prearranged by Organizers)
1. Plenary Lecture (Day 3 (May 21))
2. Symposium (Day 2 (May 20) or Day 4 (May 22) )
3. Mini-Symposium (Day 1 (May 19))
4. Technical seminar (Day 1 (May 19))
Talks (Selected from applicants)
5. Symposium “Genomic Inference of Gene Regulatory Networks Underlying Development, Regeneration, and Evolution” (selected from applicants)
6. Symposium “Fetomaternal interactions in development” (selected from applicants)
7. Mini-Symposium “Developmental Toxicology and toxicogenomics” (selected from applicants)
8. Mini-Symposium “The cerebellum through its neuronal circuitry: From Evolution, Development and Human model” (selected from applicants)
9. Technical seminar " The chick: outgrowing beyond classical developmental biology" (selected from applicants)
10. Oral Presentation (in English) Only
11. Oral Presentation (in English) + Poster
12. Satellite Workshop (in Japanese) + Poster
13. Poster Only

5~9. All selected from applicants → rejection → 10.Oral Presentation Only → rejection → 13.Poster Only

11.Oral Presentation + Poster → rejection → 13.Poster Only

12.Satellite Workshop + Poster → rejection → 13.Poster Only

Poster Awards

Eligible participants: Students or young research scientists (received Ph.D. within last five years) who wish to be considered for the poster awards.

The list of Category

Select up to three categories most appropriate for your

1Reproduction and Germ Cells8Regeneration
2Early Embryogenesis9Evolution
3Stem Cells10Disease Models and Mechanisms
4Patterning11New Experimental Systems (constitutive systems, new model organisms, etc.)
5Morphogenesis and Organogenesis12Technologies and Resources
6Neural Development13Others
7Growth and Metabolism

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Length of Abstract

Abstract body should be written in English.
Also, it is required to be max 1,600 one-byte characters.

Changing or Cancelling Abstract Submission.

Changing or canceling of abstract submission can be done online by using the User ID (en000xxx) and password sent to you in the confirmation e-mail. Please note that changing or canceling will not be accepted after the abstract submission deadline.

If you need help, Go to "Instructions for Registration".

Please use the user ID and password that were e-mailed to you to confirm your Abstract Submission or your request for a change or cancel.

User ID ( en000XXX )



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Inquiries about the 53rd Annual Meeting of JSDB

Please direct your inquiries to either of the following addresses:
JSDB 2020 in Kumamoto
2-2-3 Minatojimaminami, Chuo-ku,
Kobe 650-0047, Japan