ENBDC Workshop 2023

The ENBDC is happy to invite you to the 2023 edition of its “Methods in mammary gland biology and breast cancer workshop. The meeting will take place on from April 26th (Students day) to 29th 2022 in the now traditional location of Weggis, Switzerland, with the aim to gather researchers from all over the world to discuss normal mammary gland biology and breast cancer.

The 2-day workshop will consist of talks from experts in various domains and techniques pertaining to breast biology. Short talks from selected abstracts and poster sessions allow for convivial exchange

Registration will open in the coming weeks on this page – For any organizational/administrative question please contact: nathalie.laschet@unibas.ch

The ENBDC Committee would like to thank all attendees and sponsors of the 2022 edition of the Workshop and hope to see all of you next year in Weggis.


From left to right: Rob Clarke, Eva Gonzalez-Suarez, Vera Van der Noord, Lisa Hess, Claudia Carabana, Oona Paavolainen, Beatrice Howard and Momo Bentires-Alj


View from the Hotel
Beautiful weather this year !


From left to right: Beatrice Howard, Momo Bentires-Alj, Oona Paavolainen, Eva Gonzalez-Suarez and Rob Clarke

Organising Committee and Scientific Progam:
  • ENBDC Chair: Beatrice Howard, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK

  • Co-Chair: Jos Jonkers, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Postdoc Chairs:
    Jakub Sumbal (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic and Institut Curie, Paris, France)
    Alecia-Jane Twigger (Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK)

Poster Prizes:
  • Vera Van der Noord (Leiden University)
  • Lisa Hess (Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg)
  • Claudia Carabana (Institut Curie)
Best Short talk / The DeOme Award: Oona Paavolainen (University of Turku)

The ENBDC DeOme prize is awarded yearly to the best abstract and short talk of the ENBDC meeting.

"Kenneth DeOme was a pioneer and giant in the area of mammary gland biology, especially premalignant disease. As a scientist, he was innovative and persevering. He created important methodology that is still used today for studying mammary gland development and premalignant progression. As a mentor, he was always available to his students and encouraged the pursuit of new ideas and approaches. As an international leader he led the US efforts to repair the European mammary research infrastructure following the war. This effort ultimately led to formation of the International Association for Breast Cancer Research. He was a man of integrity and compassion. We, his students, stand on his shoulders in advancing the science and lessons he taught us."

Dan Medina and Robert Cardiff


Previous Workshops