August 27-31, 2023

Dicty 2023

Welcome from the organizers

The International Dictyostelium meeting 2023 is taking place in the town of Opatija, at the Croatian Adriatic coast.
The Dictyostelium conference series is thereby returning to the Mediterranean: it started in 1977 with the meeting in Sardinia.

The meeting will be held at the Conference Park Amadria, starting with a keynote lecture on the evening of Sunday 27th August, and finishing after breakfast on Thursday 31th.

In keeping with tradition, we have invited two Keynote speakers outside of the Dictyostelium research field and are pleased to announce talks by Iva Tolić and Tomislav Domazet-Lošo from the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb. All other talks will be selected from early submitted abstracts by the International Scientific Board.

We look forward to a pleasant and productive meeting. See you in Opatija!

Conference co-chairs,

Vedrana Filić and Igor Weber


Local organizing Committee

Igor Weber, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Co-chair
Vedrana Filić, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Co-chair
Ana Hant, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Event & marketing manager

International Scientific Board

Huaqing Cai, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jonathan Chubb, Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, UK
Petra Fey, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA
Richard Gomer, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, USA
Ralph Gräf, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, Germany


Cell motility and chemotaxis
Cell division and microtubules
Phagocytosis and macropinocytosis
Intracellular transport and endocytotic traffic
Genome structure, gene expression and regulation
Intracellular and intercellular signalling
Cell adhesion and aggregation
Multicellular development and cell differentiation
Evolution and intercellular social interaction
Host-pathogen interactions
Nucleus and chromatin
Mechanisms of biomedical significance
Cell architecture and dynamics
Bioactive compounds
Cellular slime molds ecology
Other Dictyostelium-related topics

Keynote Speakers

  • Iva Tolić

    Iva Tolić

    Head of Laboratory of Cell Biophysics, Division of Molecular Biology, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

  • Tomislav Domazet-Lošo

    Tomislav Domazet-Lošo

    Senior research associate at the Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics, Division of Molecular Biology, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

Keynote Lecture 1

The Quest for Perfection: Spindle Assembly and Mitotic (In)fidelity in Healthy and Cancer Cells, Iva Tolić, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

Keynote Lecture 2

Evolution of complexity: gene family gain and loss in eukaryotes, Tomislav Domazet-Lošo, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

Dicty2023 Short Programme

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Dicty2023 Short Programme

Dicty2023 Programme

Dicty 2023 Book of Abstract

Important dates

Early Abstract submission: 24 May
Regular Abstract Submission: 15 July
Abstract acceptance notification and selection of oral presentations: 15 June
Early bird registration deadline: 5 July
Regular registration deadline: 1 August

Headline image photo Credits: Croatia, Opatija, Woman with seagull, Photo: Berthold Wernery
Dictyostelium discoideum fruiting bodies at various stages of development. False-color fluorescence image, focus stack composite. Photo: Jeff Smith

Supported by:

  • Opatija Tourist Board


Conference park 25/7 Opatija

6, Ulica Viktora cara Emina Opatija, Primorsko-goranska županija Hrvatska, 51410

Submission period

February 13, 2023 - AM 12:00 until July 25, 2023 - PM 11:30

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