Major advances in our understanding of vertebrate development, cell biology, signal transduction, and neurobiology have come from studies in
Xenopus, and this model is now at the forefront of efforts in vertebrate systems biology. The International Xenopus Conference has been
held biennially since 1984, and is the premier forum for researchers using this model organism for biomedical research. The meeting provides
outstanding opportunities for interaction, with over 200 platform talks by students, postdocs, and faculty, poster sessions, and career
development programs. This meeting also provides an ideal forum to learn about the latest advances in genomics and new methodologies that
are accelerating research with the Xenopus system.