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Microscopes4Schools: hands-on microscopy for children

Posted by on July 16th, 2014

The moment I really got fascinated by biology was when, aged 16, I saw a water flea’s heart beating in a school lesson. Up until that point I liked the subject but had never been really excited. Labelling the parts of a flower or an eye was fine, but not thrilling! I was discussing my […]
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StemCellTalks sends high school bloggers to the ISSCR pt. 2

Posted by on June 26th, 2014

StemCellTalks is a Canadian high school stem cell outreach initiative that has been running in 7 cities in Canada since 2010. The program has featured over 50 stem cell “experts” during this time, involved the participation of over 500 gradute student volunteers and reached over 5000 grade 11/12 students. This year, sponsored by Stem Cell Network and Let’s Talk Science, […]
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StemCellTalks sends high school bloggers to the ISSCR!

Posted by on June 24th, 2014

StemCellTalks is a Canadian high school stem cell outreach initiative that has been running in 7 cities in Canada since 2010. The program has featured over 50 stem cell “experts” during this time, involved the participation of over 500 gradute student volunteers and reached over 5000 grade 11/12 students. This year, sponsored by Stem Cell Network […]
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Bioimage Analysis 2014 at EMBL, a recap.

Posted by on June 18th, 2014

Last month 39 people from around the world gathered together in the flagship European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany to take part in the Master Course on Bioimage Data Analysis. This was the third edition of the course that had previously been held in Heidelberg and Barcelona, and is aimed at training scientists […]
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Giving scientific ideas a voice (and a video)

Posted by on May 20th, 2014

Explaining new scientific concepts can be a daunting task for anyone involved in outreach. We are constantly trying to come up with ways to explain, show and describe theories and ideas step by step. I’ve recently stumbled across a new app (albeit only available on ipad) called Adobe Voice that could help out scientific communication. […]
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Outreach Activity – Smartphone to Microscope Conversion

Posted by on May 6th, 2014

Development is a fascinating process that few people have a chance to see, let alone photograph! We recently participated with other scientists from the Crick Institute at a Science Museum Lates in London in February. For our activity, we built these inexpensive platforms that convert a user’s smartphone into a microscope screen. We provided zebrafish […]
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What’s your favourite gene?

Posted by on April 11th, 2014

I recently took part in the ‘I’m a scientist, get me out of here!’ outreach event. As soon as the school children found out I was a developmental geneticist and worked out what I did, one question I was repeatedly asked was: “what’s your favourite gene and why?” so for a bit of fun, I […]
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Cellular Architectures at the Nuit Blanche 2013 in Paris

Posted by on April 9th, 2014

The “Nuit Blanche” in Paris. A city wide exposition of contemporary arts from dusk till dawn. Performances, light shows, dance, installations. Along the Canal Saint-Martin the visitors stroll from one exhibition to the next or sit down and take a break, chatting and drinking. A bit further up Boulevard Avenue Richerand the south-west entrance to […]
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Mapping the Embryo for Developmental Biologists & Stem Cell Researchers; LifeMap Discovery® – a Roadmap of Mammalian Cell Ontology

Posted by on March 30th, 2014

Understanding how cells differentiate during embryonic development is invaluable for the in vitro derivation of functional cells from stem cells. However, mapping the human embryo, including characterization of all the cell types that make up the developing and mature human body, and of all embryonic progenitor cell types that appear in intermediate developmental stages, is […]
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Get that out of my eye!

Posted by on March 24th, 2014

This is the first of several Node Posts that the Developmental Neurobiology Seminar Class at Reed College in Portland, Oregon (USA) will be posting. Each week, 12 advanced undergraduate students and one professor get together to discuss a concept and paper related to developmental of the visual system. Some of the papers spark a lot […]
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