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Stem cells, cellules souches, Stammzellen: taking research to Europe’s public

Posted by on December 22nd, 2011

It’s been a busy year for EuroStemCell: Europe’s stem cell hub – see for more information on who we are. We’d like to wish The Node community a happy festive season and a great start to 2012. But before we say goodbye to 2011, we thought you might be interested to know about some[…]

Some of the things we have done during these two weeks

Posted by on October 27th, 2011

We have now finished the first two weeks of the course. Over these two weeks the students have learned about Drosophila as a model organism and how to set-up a Drosophila lab. They have learn about the genetics of Drosophila, which took quite some time, but now I am sure it is almost like their[…]

Online materials for teaching plant biology to undergraduates: Teaching Tools in Plant Biology

Posted by on October 13th, 2011

Teaching Tools in Plant Biology is an online educational resource published by The Plant Cell and the American Society of Plant Biologists.  Each Teaching Tool includes a set of about 100 PowerPoint slides, a review article suitable for undergraduates with hyperlinked reading lists, and a teaching guide that includes learning objectives and discussion questions. Each[…]

First course on insect neuroscience and Drosophila neurogenetics in Uganda

Posted by on October 7th, 2011

This is the first post of others to come on the first course on insect neuroscience and Drosophila neurogenetics in Uganda, that is being partially funded by The Company of Biologist. The motivation for organizing the course is that currently in East Africa, and most parts of Africa, research in experimental neuroscience is carried out[…]

PhD Movie

Posted by on September 26th, 2011

Whether you’re familiar with the web comic or not, most of you will probably recognize your own current or past career as a graduate student in the new PHD Comics movie. PHD Movie Trailer from PHD Comics on Vimeo. It’s playing at university campuses across the world. If your city is not on the list,[…]

OIST Developmental Neurobiology Course 2011

Posted by on September 20th, 2011

Okinawa institute of Science and technology (OIST), situated on Okinawa Island is an ideal and inspiring place to discuss and learn science. The student participants and mentors of the developmental neurobiology course (July 17- 31, 2011) were from every corner of the globe. The course began with a wonderful talk about history of developmental neuroscience by[…]

Top Developmental Biologists meet in Chile for a laboratory and lecture course: open to Latin American and International applicants

Posted by on July 25th, 2011

Top Developmental Biologists meet in Chile for a laboratory and lecture course

Marion Silies wins GfE thesis award

Posted by on March 31st, 2011

Every two years, the German society for developmental biology (Gesellschaft für Entwicklungsbiologie – GfE) hands out an award for the best PhD thesis of the previous two years. At their society meeting last week, this award went to Marion Silies, for her PhD thesis on glial cell migration. I met up with Marion after her[…]

The Third USNCB Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics: Mechanics of Development

Posted by on March 8th, 2011

The Third USNCB Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics: Mechanics of Development June 21, 2011, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA In the fields of tissue engineering, synthetic biology, and regenerative medicine, much can be learned by studying how nature creates tissues and organs in the embryo. Accordingly, the last decade has seen rapidly expanding interest among[…]

MBL Embryology Course

Posted by on February 8th, 2011

Dear students, postdocs and mentors, We write to share our enthusiasm about the MBL Embryology course and to encourage graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to apply for the 2011 summer course “Embryology: Concepts and Techniques in Modern Developmental Biology” at the Marine Biological Laboratory from June 5 – July 17, 2011.  The application deadline has[…]