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Posted by on August 31st, 2016

(or: how to avoid misleading representations of statistical data)   Recently, a kickstarter project raised more than 3000€ in one month to campaign for banning the wrong usage of bar plots in scientific journals. This demonstrates two important points: a lot of the plots in scientific journals are quite misleading, and, a growing number of[…]

Exciting news on neural stem cell niches: stunning research from Fiona Doetsch’s lab

Posted by on August 26th, 2016 Sense & Sensibility: niche signals regulate neural stem cells in an age-dependent manner paper feature by Thomas Schwarz-Romond Tissue specific stem cell niches provide lifelong support for adult stem cells. The cell-biological dissection of (adult neural) stem cell – niche interactions uncovered unexpected regulatory functions. These new results imply that stem cell niches actively[…]

Free webinar | Single-cell RNA-seq and cell heterogeneity in the central nervous system

Posted by on August 17th, 2016

Register here:  Interested in understanding RNA-seq and its application to the study of oligodendrocyte heterogeneity? Join Dr Gonçalo Castelo-Branco and Dr Amit Zeisel, of the the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysicsat the Karolinska Institutet, as they discuss the latest developments in single cell RNA-seq. Topics covered will include Technology development, applications, and challenges Investigation of[…]

MBL Embryology Course 2016

Posted by on August 1st, 2016

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.” L. Carroll ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’   We write this while we finish the last experiments for the final Show n’ Tell on[…]

Life’s symphony: a fusion of art and science to display the beauty of development

Posted by on July 26th, 2016

Mark Hintze and Diana Gradinaru introduce their collaborative animation about the wonders of developmental biology.   How are you built?  How do you become the shape and form that you are? How are your arms the same length?  These questions and many others lead me to study for a PhD in developmental biology. Yet, during my PhD I[…]

“People in this country have had enough of experts”

Posted by on July 2nd, 2016

I woke up this morning to a Facebook reminder of where I was 5 years ago. I was in Lille, France, on a 2 month sabbatical at Université Lille 1 from my PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. It was supported by an EU collaborative grant to promote scientific interaction between member states.  […]

Developing Future Biologists 2016: Discovering the new generation of scientists!

Posted by on June 22nd, 2016

Developing Future Biologists (DFB) is a student-led organization at University of Michigan dedicated to ensure that the next generation of biologists regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status have the opportunity to learn the core concepts of developmental biology. During the last week of May, DFB held its 2nd successful week-long short course aiming to inform students[…]

Forgotten classics- Genetic mosaics in Drosophila

Posted by on May 11th, 2016

Bryant, P.J., Schneiderman, H. A. (1969). Cell lineage, growth, and determination in the imaginal leg discs of Drosophila melanogaster. Developmental Biology 20, 263–290   Recommended by Peter Lawrence (University of Cambridge)     The first article in this series was the 1940 paper that first identified the number of cell layers in the shoot meristem.[…]

John Doctor Education Prize—A Best Education Video Competition

Posted by on May 10th, 2016

The Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) Professional Development and Education Committee (PDEC) created the John Doctor Education Prize to highlight great developmental biology education research.  In previous years, the committee awarded a prize for the best education poster at the SDB annual meeting.  This year, the PDEC has reinvented the award as a best education[…]

Science outreach Saturday through Friday

Posted by on May 8th, 2016

Today, the Rockefeller University held its third annual Science Saturday in New York City, its bigger science outreach event of the year.     I had the chance to get involved for the second time and I can attest it is unbelievably fun and rewarding!! Individual research labs and the Science Outreach team from Rockefeller University set up over 25 booths where[…]