dicty Annual Conference

Annual International Dictyostelium Conference


Dicty2014: Potsdam, Germany, August 3rd to 7th, 2014

Organized by Ralph Gräf, Sascha Thewes, and Carsten Beta


The 2015 meeting will be held at the Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, organized by Robin Williams, Douwe Veltman, and Arjan Kortholt
The 2016 meeting will be held in Arizona, USA, organized by Pascale Charest, and Derrick Brazill


Previous International Dictyostelium Meetings:

International conferences dedicated to Dictyostelium started in 1977 with the meeting in Sardinia, and continued on a roughly 3-year cycle into the 1980's. However, as the field became more active, more local meetings sprang up to fill the gaps in the cycle. Notable amongst these was an annual series in the UK, which gradually became more international. By the late 1980's with the successive meetings at Amsterdam, Oxford, Airlie and Cambridge, the current pattern of annual meetings was established. Interestingly in the late 1990's as the field expanded further, local meetings were re-started in several countries.

2013: Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Organized by Paul Steimle and Chris Janetopoulos
Pictures of the Asheville Meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2013 Abstract book (pdf)

2012: Madrid, Spain

Organized by Ricardo Escalante, Teresa Suárez, and Leandro Sastre
Pictures of the Madrid Meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2012 Abstract book (pdf)

2011: Baltimore, Maryland USA

Organized by Doug Robinson and Peter Devreotes and Miho Iijima
Pictures of the Baltimore Meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2011 Abstract book (pdf)

2010: Cardiff, UK

Organized by Adrian Harwood, Cathy Pears, and Chris Thompson
Pictures of the Cardiff Meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2010 Abstract book (pdf)

2009: Estes Park, Colorado, USA

Organized by Alan Kimmel and Tian Jin
Pictures of the Estes Park meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2009 Abstract book (pdf)

2008: Tsukuba-Shi, Japan

Organized by Hideko Urushihara, Taro Uyeda, and Seido Nagano
Pictures of the Tsukuba meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2008 Abstract book (pdf)

2007: Rotenburg/Fulda, Germany

Organized by Wolfgang Nellen and Markus Maniak
Pictures of the Rotenburg meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2007 Abstract book (pdf)

2006: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Organized by Richard Gomer, Richard Sucgang, and Adam Kuspa
Pictures of the Santa Fe meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2006 Abstract book (pdf)

2005: Autrans, France

Organized by Laurence Aubry and Gérard Klein
Pictures of the Autrans meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2005 Abstract book (pdf)

2004: Sainte-Adèle, Québec, Canada

Organized by Adrian Tsang, David Cotter, Barrie Coukell and Gerry Weeks
Pictures of the Québec meeting - Dicty 2004 Abstract book (pdf)

2003: Lorne, Australia

Organized by Paul Fisher
Pictures of Dicty Down Under - Visit the Website - Dicty 2003 Abstract book (pdf)

2002: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Organized by Salvatore Bozzaro, Adriano Ceccarelli, Enrico Bracco, and Barbara Pergolizzi
Pictures of the Sicily Meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2002 Abstract book (pdf)

2001: San Diego, California, USA

Organized by Rick Firtel and Bill Loomis
Pictures of the San Diego Meeting - Visit the Website - Dicty 2001 Abstract book (pdf)

2000: Dundee, Scotland

Organized by Jeff Williams, Keiss Weijer, Pauline Schaap
Pictures of the Dundee Meeting - Dicty 2000 Abstract book (pdf)

1999: Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

Organized by Robert Gundersen and David Knecht
Website and Pictures of the Bar Harbor Meeting - Dicty 1999 Abstract book (pdf)

1998: Kloster Irsee, Germany

Organized by Michael Schleicher and Angelika Noegel
Pictures of the Irsee Meeting

1997: Snowbird, Utah, USA

Organized by Rich Kessin and Greg Podgorski
Pictures of the Snowbird Meeting

1996: Sendai, Japan

Organized by Yasuo Maeda
Picture of the Sendai Meeting

1995: Dourdan, France

Organized by Michel Véron and Michel Satre
Pictures of the Dourdan Meeting

1994: La Jolla, California, USA

Organized by Rick Firtel and Bill Loomis

1993: Noordwijkerhout, Holland

Organized by Peter Van Haastert and Pauline Schaap

1991: Vancouver, Canada

Organized by Gerry Weeks

1990: Turin, Italy

Organized by Salvatore Bozzaro

1989: Airlie, Virginia,, USA

Organized by Richard Kessin and Robert Dottin

1988: Cambridge, UK

Organized by Rob Kay and Jeff Williams

1987: Airlie, Virginia, USA

Organized by Alan Kimmel Picture of the 1987 Sussmann lab retreat

1986: Oxford, UK

Organized by Peter Newell

1985: Amsterdam, Holland

Organized by Theo Konijn

1984: Southhampton, UK (local meeting)

Organized by Rob Kay

1983: Kyoto, Japan

Organized by Ikuo Takeuchi
Picture of the 1983 Kyoto meeting

1982: Hartford, Connecticut, USA (local meeting)

Organized by Ed Rossomando and David Soll

1981: Tutzing, Germany

Organized by Gunther Gerish
Picture of the Tutzing Meeting

1979: La Jolla, California, USA (local meeting)

Organized by Bill Loomis and Ikuo Takeuchi

1977: Sardinia, Italy

Organized by Piero Cappuccinelli and John Ashworth
Picture of the Sardinia Meeting

1976: Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA

Organized by Harvery Lodish and Bill Loomis

1975: Colchester, UK

Organized by John Ashworth
Picture of the Colchester Meeting

1969: La Jolla, California, USA (Development in eukaryotic microorganisms meeting)

Organized by Bill Loomis


  • Special thanks to Rob Kay, Rex Chisholm, Alan Kimmel, Bill Loomis, and Stephen Alexander for their input on past Dicty conferences.

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