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A long (microbial) journey…

Posted by on May 24th, 2018

In this post, Prof. Genoveva F. Esteban (Bournemouth University) goes hunting for protozoa at a Company of Biologists Workshop   This is the story of a journey that started a few years back with the finding of a rare community of single-celled organisms in a small and isolated nature reserve’s pond in Dorset. This microbial community[…]

Vote for a Development cover from the Quintay International Course on Developmental Biology

Posted by on May 23rd, 2018

In January, students from across the Americas gathered in Chile to participate in the International Course on Developmental Biology, an EMBO Practical Course held at the Marine Biology Station of Quintay (CIMARQ). In the course of two weeks of intensive training  (you can read a wonderful summary of the meeting from the students in this[…]

Announcing Visegrad Group Society for Developmental Biology (V4SDB) Inaugural Meeting – Registration now open!

Posted by on May 17th, 2018

  Registration for the Inaugural Meeting of the Visegrad Group Society for Developmental Biology is now open!   When? – 7th-9th September 2018 (free student specific events beginning 6th September) Where? Brno, Czech Republic (Masaryk University) Speakers: Angela Nieto, Petra Hajkova, Jeremy Green, Marie-Helene Verlhac, Andrei Chagin & Pavel Tomancak Further details and registration here:  Download[…]

From stem cells to human development: meeting reporter competition

Posted by on May 15th, 2018

***DEADLINE IS TODAY – MAY 15!***   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[…]

NEUBIAS Bioimage Analysis Training Schools, October 2018 @Edinburgh

Posted by on May 3rd, 2018

NEUBIAS, the Network of European BioImage Analysts, is delighted to announce two new Training Schools on BioImage Analysis: Training School for Early Career Investigators (life scientists)   Training School for Facility staff (imaging & analysis staff from core-facilities) The focus of training will be on construction and automation of BioImage Analysis workflows, using as examples more than[…]

Tracing the Origins of Developmental Biology in Latin America

Posted by on May 1st, 2018

In January 2018, twenty-one graduate students and early career researchers from across South and North America participated in the International Course on Developmental Biology, an EMBO Practical Course held at the Marine Biology Station of Quintay-Chile (CIMARQ). This two-week course was led by eight world-renowned researchers, Drs. Roberto Mayor, Nipam Patel, John Ewer, Raymond Keller,[…]

Organise a Company of Biologists workshop in 2020!

Posted by on April 30th, 2018

As well as publishing Development and four other journals, and supporting scientists through travelling fellowships and meeting grants, The Company of Biologists also runs a successful series of Workshops. The Workshops  bring leading experts and early career scientists from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds to focus on one topic together. Topics are often interdisciplinary and[…]

First impressions of the BSDB Spring Meeting

Posted by on April 24th, 2018

This year, is the BSDB’s 70th anniversary, and this was clearly reflected at our Spring Meeting, 15-18 April 2018 in Warwick! Apart from an outstanding speaker list, and the award of most BSDB medals & prizes of 2018, we saw a history session which looked back at the past, to then project into the future of[…]

BSDB Medal & Award winners of 2018

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

This year was a special BSDB Spring Meeting! We celebrated the 70th anniversary of our society. If you weren’t there and would like to get a taste of the meeting, or you would like to relive the experience, please download the abstract book or listen to the especially composed history rap. As every year, the[…]

Daniyal Jafree winner of the BSDB advocacy writing competition

Posted by on April 17th, 2018

In preparation of the 70th anniversary celebrations at the special Spring Meeting in Warwick (15-18 April 2018), the student and postdoc representatives of the BSDB, Alexandra Ashcroft and Michelle Ware, initiated a writing competition for graduate student and postdoc members who were asked to write a max 500 word piece on one of the following[…]