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From stem cells to human development: meeting reporter competition

Posted by on March 22nd, 2018

In September, Development is hosting the third of its highly successful series of meetings focusing on human developmental biology. Held in the Wotton House estate near Dorking in Surrey and organised by Paola Arlotta, Ali Brivanlou, Olivier Pourquié and Jason Spence, the meeting will cover the latest developments and future prospects for this rapidly evolving field (you[…]

Manipulating the Mouse Embryo: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow… Symposium in honor of Professor Brigid Hogan

Posted by on March 13th, 2018

Last Friday March 9, a research symposium was held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to honor the career and retirement of Professor Brigid Hogan, Chair of the Department of Cell Biology (Hogan Lab Webpage: Current and former Hogan Lab members, colleagues, and friends came from across America, Japan, and the United Kingdom[…]

Funded places for early-career researchers at a human brain development & evolution workshop

Posted by on March 8th, 2018

This summer, the Company of Biologists, the not-for-profit publisher of Development, is running a Workshop on ‘Development and evolution of the human neocortex‘, organised by Victor Borrell, Wieland Huttner and Arnold Kriegstein. The Company of Biologists Workshops provide leading experts and early career scientists from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds with a stimulating environment for the cross-fertilisation[…]

What an amazing workshop by Madeline Lancaster, Denis Jabaudon and The Company of Biologists!

Posted by on February 28th, 2018

How do cells give rise to the functional architecture of the brain? This is no longer a neuroscience-only question. Indeed, it is a cellular, genetic, developmental, mechanical, and material problem that requires experts from all of these disciplines working together to understand how the brain works! Yet, from this architectural design perspective, it is very[…]

YEN Conference 2018: Abstract submission and registration is open!

Posted by on February 3rd, 2018

Young Embryologist Network Conference 2018 14th May 2018 The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK   This year we are pleased to announce Professor Wolf Reik as our keynote speaker. His research group, based at the Babraham Institute, investigates the roles of epigenetic gene regulation in mammalian development. We are also honoured to have Dr Susan Cox and Dr[…]

Are you a developmental biologist AND a jazz musician?

Posted by on January 31st, 2018

Hi! Do you play bass? Guitar? Keys? Sax? Brass? We’re putting together an SDB all-star jazz combo to play at the SDB meeting in Portland, and we’re looking for a couple more players! Feel free to reach out to me at if you’re interested! (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Meeting reporter wanted for Adult Neurogenesis 2018 conference

Posted by on January 30th, 2018

*** Application deadline = 2nd February!*** Adult Neurogenesis 2018 May 2-4, 2018 – Dresden, Germany     Meeting summary Adult neurogenesis is distinct from embryonic forms of neurogenesis in that neuronal development underlies extrinsic regulation, from physiological to pathological. This regulation targets different stages of neuronal development, between cell cycle entry and proliferation of[…]

Advances in stem cell biology course – 1 week to register!

Posted by on January 24th, 2018

This two-week Institut Pasteur course combines lectures and practical sessions that incorporate leading edge technologies to address questions in stem cells biology in the context of organogenesis and regeneration in different organisms.       The application deadline has been extended to January 31st 2018 Find out more here:       (No Ratings Yet)[…]

Funded places for ECRs in plant development workshop

Posted by on January 23rd, 2018

In April, The Company of Biologists is hosting a workshop ‘Cellular gateways: expanding the role of endocytosis in plant development‘, organised by Jenny Rusinova, Takashi Ueda and Daniel van Damme. There are around 10 funded places available for early career scientists to attend the workshop, along with the 20 speakers. Deadline for applications = 16[…]

Matthew Cobb: What makes great biology?

Posted by on January 19th, 2018

Prof. Matthew Cobb (The University of Manchester) Plenary talk given at the School of Biological Sciences symposium on Friday, 12 January 2018 Matthew Cobb is an inspiring advocate and communicator of science, in particular of biology. This is clearly reflected in his books and articles about the history of biology (and beyond), and his various[…]