Developmental metabolism: flows of energy, matter, and information – Course and Conference Office

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Developmental metabolism: flows of energy, matter, and information


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

Conference overview

The fundamental question of the role of metabolism in development has seen a revival in interest. This is fueled by recent work, shedding new light onto previously unrecognised roles of metabolism. This work revealed the intricate relationship between energy flux, spatial and temporal control of metabolites, the environment and embryogenesis. This emerging view is stimulating research designed to answer fundamental questions including: How does the cellular machinery process information linked to the flow of energy and matter? How does metabolic activity impact and constrain the emergence of form and function? What are the physicochemical properties of developing systems?

Answering these questions requires interdisciplinary approaches, including researchers from disparate fields such as developmental biology, genetics, epigenetics, ecology, physics, and math. Currently, researchers engaged in the field lack a common platform. The workshop ‘Developmental metabolism: flows of energy, matter, and information’ will create an intellectual space to exchange ideas across disciplines and help form a vibrant, diverse community at the interphase between developmental biology, molecular metabolism, mathematics, and physics.


Sponsorship opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information on sponsoring possibilities.

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Date: 9 - 12 Sep 2025

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


  • Alexander Aulehla
    • Heather Christofk
      School of Medicine, UCLA, USA

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