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Stem cell-a-palooza 2017

Posted by on July 27th, 2017

*My interview with George Daley has now been published in Development*   Last month I went to Boston for the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), which was celebrating its 15th birthday. Sally Temple handed over the Presidential reins to Hans Clevers with a reminder of what a remarkable 15 years[…]

The flies of Saint Narcís and other animals (and plants, and bacteria) in Girona

Posted by on November 28th, 2016

In October I travelled to Girona, an old Catalan city surrounded by wooded hills a hundred kilometres north of Barcelona, for the 11th meeting of the Spanish Society for Developmental Biology (SEBD). The meeting was jointly organised with the SEBD’s neighbours, the Portuguese Society for Developmental Biology, and also the Spanish Society for Cell Biology,[…]

From Stem Cells to Human Development, Southbridge, 2016. Mini report.

Posted by on October 12th, 2016

Two years ago, Development held a meeting on the emerging field of stem cells and human development. In announcing the meeting, the organisers described a knowledge gap:   “Strikingly, although we understand intimate details of the development of a broad range of vertebrate and invertebrate species, we know almost nothing about the development of the[…]

SDB-ISD 2016 Meeting Report

Posted by on August 18th, 2016

The joint meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology and the International Society for Differentiation was held in Boston between August 4th and 8th. It was a meeting of firsts for me: first meeting representing the Node, first time at the SDB (having regularly enjoyed the Brit version, I was looking forward to hearing the[…]

Hello from Aidan!

Posted by on June 14th, 2016

I’m happy to introduce myself as the Node’s new Community Manager, taking up the reins from Cat Vicente, who said goodbye recently, and left this unique site in great shape. I’ve come to the Node from the lab bench, recently as a postdoc with Nick Brown in Cambridge, and before that as PhD student with[…]