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Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology


Upcoming Events



2024 Smart Condensates and Droplets Symposium

at Pembroke College, Cambridge, on 5-6 September 2024

Abstract Submission Deadline (EXTENDED) Sunday 30 June 2024
Registration Deadline Sunday 18 August 2024



Seminar series supported by CPB


Teory of Living Matter (@TLM_Cambridge)


UCAM Morphogensis Series (@CamMorphoSeries)



External events

CTR Annual Meeting 2024

At Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge CB3 0DS, on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Emerging models of human and non-human primate placental development


Integrated Cancer Medicine Symposium: Machine Learning and AI for Hard-To-Treat Cancers: Datasets, Pipelines and Clinical Implementation

At Downing College, Cambridge (in-person places fully booked) and online (register below to join the live-streamed event), on Tuesday 2 July and Wednesday 3 July, 09:00-16:30

Setting new standards for interdisciplinary collaboration and accelerating the ethical, effective application of AI in the global fight against cancer.

Organised by the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre, the Symposium will cover the complete life cycle of AI tooling – from data collection, model creation, testing and validation, through to clinical utility and patient acceptability. It brings together a vibrant, international community of experts and stakeholders committed to solving cancer's toughest challenges through AI.

Register here to join the live-streamed event


Learn to Discover Summer Course (L2D)

Online on 15th July 2024 

L2D is an online training course in Python programming, data science and machine learning, tailored for health, disease and bioscience. 

Whether you are a novice or experienced programmer, L2D contains modules that are right for you.

You can learn more about L2D here, and register your interest by completing the online form here.

If you have any questions, please contact


Genome Science UK 2024

Bristol on 16 July 2024, 9.00 AM - 18 July 2024, 5.00 PM

Are you interested in genomics and its power to revolutionise healthcare, agriculture, and our fundamental understanding of life itself? 

Join us at Genome Science UK 2024, the ever-popular gathering for genomics researchers, clinicians, and industry leaders in the UK. Taking place in the vibrant city of Bristol, July 16th-18th, this three-day conference offers a unique opportunity to hear from world-renowned leaders in the field such Professor Deborah Williamson (UKHSA), Prof Richard Durbin (University of Cambridge), Dr Lucy Burkitt-Grey (UK Biobank) and Prof Matt Brown (Chief Scientific Officer, Genomics England).

The conference covers the latest advancements in genomic technologies and their applications across various priority areas, including Evolving Technologies, Human & Clinical Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics, Plant and Animal Genomics, Microbes and Microbiomes, Epigenetics, Bioinformatics & Machine Learning in Genomics, Spatial and Single-Cell Genomics, and Genome Engineering. Discover the latest technologies and solutions shaping the future of genomics at our dedicated exhibitor booths.

Register now at


Building and Rebuilding Complex Tissues

At Robinson College, Cambridge ,on 18th July 2024

This one-day meeting will bring together leading developmental and regenerative biologists to discuss the latest research and identify future scientific directions for innovation and collaboration. Registrations are now open.

The meeting includes an excellent program of exciting international speakers, including a keynote address by Professor Ashley Seifert from the University of Kentucky. The day will feature plenty of coffee breaks, a conference lunch, and a networking drinks reception.

There will also be an opportunity for early career researchers to present posters and short oral presentations.


Placental Biology Course

Online, on 9-13 September 2024

Placental Biology Course - online on demand lectures with daily interactive live sessions. This online course is aimed at students, post-docs, established researchers, medical & veterinary healthcare professionals and industry colleagues interested in cutting-edge placental biology and research.

The 2024 course will run online with updated course content around four key themes:

  • Pre- to peri-implantation development
  • Establishment of placentation
  • Placental pathology
  • Physiology and metabolism

A small number of full or partial bursaries/scholarships will be available to eligible candidates based on need.