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Genetics Unzipped – a new podcast exploring the world of genes, genomes and DNA

Posted by on January 10th, 2019

  Genetics Unzipped – a new fortnightly podcast from the UK Genetics Society – has launched ahead of the society’s centenary celebrations throughout 2019. Presented by award-winning science writer and former Naked Genetics/Naked Scientists podcast host Kat Arney and produced by First Create The Media, Genetics Unzipped will bring you a wide range of stories[…]

Embryology 2018: A good experience and a good story

Posted by on January 7th, 2019

Embryology 2019 application is due February 1, 2019. Go apply!! ( If that is not enough, check out my evaluation of my course experience. Embryology 2018: I evaluate experiences by this basic philosophy: Some things are a good experience, some are a good story. When I’m lucky, sometimes they are both. My summer at #Embryo2018 had all three[…]

Visualizing the heterogeneity of single cell data from time-lapse imaging

Posted by on December 12th, 2018

When we examined the kinetics of Rho GTPase activity in endothelial cells in response to receptor stimulation (Reinhard, 2017), we noticed considerable cell-to-cell heterogeneity. In the original work we published graphs with the average response, reflecting the response of the whole cell population. However, these graphs fail to show the cellular heterogeneity. What is the[…]

PhD Position / Cell Biology of Organ Regeneration

Posted by on December 10th, 2018

We are seeking independent, passionate and creative students to join the López-Schier group at the Helmholtz Zentrum in Neuherberg/Munich, Germany. The position is to work, at either experimental or theoretical level, on the cellular, genetic and mechanical aspects of multicellular self-organisation and their relevance to sensory-organ morphogenesis and regeneration. This project is ideal for someone with[…]

Opening the doors of scientific conferences to local citizens

Posted by on November 28th, 2018

Regular meetings of scientists such as annual society conferences can create opportunities for scientists to engage the public without extensive effort, making connections between scientists and public audiences. Under the umbrella of a specific topic, events can be created to engage local communities with international researchers and foster forums for discussion of specific areas of[…]

Mouse embryology

Posted by on October 30th, 2018

Practical training course March13-15, 2019 Strasbourg, France Program and registration (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Keystone Conference on Cell Competition in Development and Disease

Posted by on October 25th, 2018

Join us for the Conference on Cell Competition in Development & Disease, in Tahoe, California! February 24–28, 2019 Granlibakken Tahoe – Lake Tahoe, California, USA Cell competition is a highly conserved process that promotes the context-dependent elimination of less fit cells and stimulates growth of more fit cells during growth and homeostasis. It has long[…]

Four Year (1+3) PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology & Medicine

Posted by on October 16th, 2018

Department/Location: Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Closing date: 4 January 2019 Interviews will be held: 30 January – 1 February 2019 Studentships starting October 2019 Stem Cell Biology Stem cells are defined by the dual capacity to self-renew and to differentiate. These properties sustain homeostatic cell turnover in adult tissues and enable[…]

Make a difference: the alternative for p-values

Posted by on October 8th, 2018

Calculation and reporting of p-values is common in scientific publications and presentations (Cristea and Ioannidis, 2018). Usually, the p-value is calculated to decide whether two conditions, e.g. control and treatment, are different. Although a p-value can flag differences, it cannot quantify the difference itself (footnote 1). Therefore, p-values fail to answer a very relevant question:[…]

English Translation of Classic Paper in Animal Genetics

Posted by on October 4th, 2018

Soon after the rediscovery of Mendel’s laws of inheritance in plants, French scientist Lucien Cuénot published a paper in 1902, reporting his studies of the inheritance of pigmentation in the house mouse. Cuénot’s results showed that Mendel’s laws of inheritance also applied to animals. This is a fundamental paper in the field of genetics. The[…]