UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


34th Head Group Meeting

28 March 2022, 10:00 am–6:00 pm

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“Craniofacial and Neural Development" Closing with the Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture

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Kennedy Lecture Theatre
UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
United Kingdom

The Meeting will take place on Monday 28th March 2022 in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and will conclude with the Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture given by Professor Alfonso Martínez Arias.

Please see further information about this event below:

Background of the meeting

Following the 1987 BSDB Meeting on "Craniofacial Development" organized by Peter Thorogood and Cheryll Tickle, the organizers and other colleagues (Andrew Lumsden, Mark Ferguson, Gudrun Moore, Alisdair Ivens, Julian Lewis and Gillian Morriss-Kay) decided to start holding annual informal meetings to increase communication between laboratories working on various aspects of the development of the head, to offer the opportunity to young scientists to present their work in a friendly and stimulating environment and promote collaborative research. 
The group has met annually since 1989, and the initial number of participants, about 20 people, rose very rapidly through word of mouth with more groups asking to be included in the mailing list. Over the last few years there have always been over one hundred people attending the Meeting.

Oral Presentations

If you wish to present your work (20 minutes slot, 15 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes discussion), please email the title and abstract of your presentation and your full affiliation to ICH Events by 4th March 2022. All presenters are required to register on the event; please see registration options available below. 
Please remember that slots are allocated on a "first come first served basis". Hence, early registration is recommended.


The registration fee for the 2022 meeting is £30 and includes a programme, refreshment breaks, lunch and event administration. Payment to be made in advance either by IDT (for UCL members only) or by credit/debit card. 
Payments can cover the contribution for all the participants from the same laboratory, but full names of all registrants must be provided. You are welcome to email ICH Events expressing your interest in attending, but please note that registration is complete only upon payment.

IDJ/IDT payments
If you would like to pay using an IDT/IDJ (UCL members only), please contact ICH Events.

Credit/Debit payments
To pay using a credit/debit card, please on the link below. Receipts of payments will be available to print at the end of the purchase. Please make sure you do this as we will not be able to resend receipts. 

Registration deadline: 11 March 2022


Please note: we aim to deliver this event in-person while complying with current UCL guidance.

The Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture

The 2022 Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Alfonso Martinez Arias, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK & Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.

Title: Gastruloids: models of gastrulation and body plan engineering

Past Head Group Meetings

Copies of the progammes of previous Head Group meetings:

32nd HGM Programme (2020)

31st HGM Programme (2019)

30th HGM Programme (2018)

29th HGM Programme (2017)

28th HGM Programme (2016)

27th HGM Programme (2015)

26th HGM Programme (2014)

25th HGM Programme (2013)

24th HGM Programme (2012)

23rd HGM Programme (2011)

21st HGM Programme (2009)

20th HGM Programme (2008)


This meeting is sponsored by: 

New England Biolabs (UK) LtdThe Company of Biologists
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The Company of Biologists