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About: BSDB

Biography:
Communications officer of the British Society of Developmental Biology.
Website:
http://bsdb.org/

Posts by BSDB:

Advocacy for Developmental Biology

Posted by on November 30th, 2016

To promote Developmental Biology, we should have our elevator pitches ready at all times – whenever there is an opportunity to talk about our discipline – be it to the public, students, fellow scientists or policy makers. This is a first attempt at providing a concise rationale and ideas that can be woven into such[…]

BSDB Autumn Meeting

Posted by on October 18th, 2016

The 2016 BSDB Autumn meeting under the topic of ‘chimaeras and their use in studying  developmental processes and disease models’ was organised by Jenny Nichols and Tristan Rodriguez. It took place on 28-30 August in The Pollock Halls at the University of Edinburgh and was sponsored by the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund and The[…]

Reflecting on the student & postdoc events at the BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016

Last year, the BSDB carried out a student and postdoc survey (see here), and the results clearly highlighted the need for more dedicated program items for young researchers on BSDB conferences. In response, the BSDB student rep Alex Ashcroft, the BSCB postdoc rep Alexis Barr, and the BSDB postdoc rep  Michelle Ware took initiative and[…]

BSDB Autumn Meeting: the use of chimeras to study developmental mechanisms

Posted by on May 9th, 2016

It is our greatest pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 BSDB autumn meeting that will be held from the 28-30 August in Edinburgh. This conference is our only theme driven meeting for 2016 and provides a unique forum to network and socialise with a wide cross-section of the developmental biology and stem cell community. In[…]

All movies of the 2016 BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting

Posted by on April 23rd, 2016

In 2016 the BSCB/BSDB Spring conference has yet again been a great success, and many prizes were announced, amongst them the BSDB’s Waddington, BSCB’s Hooke, BSCB’s Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award, BSDB’s Cheryll Tickle and BSDB’s Beddington medals. See below movies of the first four of the five medal talks and find more[…]

BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting 2016: BSDB medals & all other awards

Posted by on April 13th, 2016

The joint BSDB/BSCB spring meeting has yet again been a great and most successful event. As every year most of our Awards are announced on this meeting and the BSDB would like to congratulate all prize winners and awardees. Quick Access – Waddington | C Tickle | Beddington | Summary Enrico Coen: winner of the[…]

Enrico Coen: the 2016 BSDB Waddington medal winner

Posted by on April 11th, 2016

The BSDB is delighted to announce Enrico Coen CBE FRS (John Innes Centre, Norwich) as the 2016 winner of theWaddington Medal. Professor Coen was awarded the medal for his pioneering contributions to understanding patterning and morphogenesis in plants, particularly snap dragon flowers. His work elegantly combines molecular genetics, diverse imaging techniques and computational modeling (see the[…]

Abigail Tucker: the first to be awarded the BSDB Cheryll Tickle medal

Posted by on February 1st, 2016

As reported earlier last year, the BSDB has introduced the Cheryll Tickle Medal, which will be awarded annually to a mid-career, female scientist for her outstanding achievements in the field of Developmental Biology. The BSDB is proud to announce the inaugural awardee Prof. Abigail Saffron Tucker. The medal will be presented at the BSCB/BSDB Spring[…]

The BSDB Newsletter 2015 is out

Posted by on January 8th, 2016

The BSDB Newletter 2015 is out! As you might have noticed, there was no BSDB summer newsletter this year. The reason for this is that the BSDB committee has taken the sensible decision to reduce them to one edition a year. Newsletters clearly do no longer play the same role as they used to. In[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (7)

Posted by on December 4th, 2015

In 2014, the British Society of Developmental Biology (BSDB) has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. Each year, 10 successful applicants spend 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their[…]