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A day in the life of a Marchantia lab

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An interview with Juergen Knoblich

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Adventures in Studying Brain Sex Differences

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Three dimensional human lung tissue in a dish

An evening at Pint of Science USA – Boston/Cambridge

Posted by on May 21st, 2015

Pint of Science is a science outreach organization that holds an annual festival across 9 countries (UK, Ireland, France, Italy, USA, Australia, Spain, Germany and Brazil) in 6 major themes, to bring the deeper, ground-breaking questions of science and the researchers working on them in contact with public at the local watering holes. The 2015 […]
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From Maps to Circuits: Models and Mechanisms for Generating Neural Connections

Posted by on May 20th, 2015

From Maps to Circuits: Models and Mechanisms for Generating Neural Connections http://maps2015.org 7-9 December 2015 Strasbourg, France Understanding the development of the nervous system is a key challenge that has been approached by both experimental and theoretical neuroscientists. In recent years there has been a gradual move towards the two groups working more with each […]
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Review of the Young Embryologist Network Annual Meeting 2015

Posted by on May 19th, 2015

Having just begun my new role at the Society of Biology five weeks ago, I’m embarking on the exciting prospect of travelling around the country to meet potential members and find out about the important work they are doing. The mood is very high at the Society as we were granted Royal status only last […]
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YEN 2015

Posted by on May 18th, 2015

My review of the Young Embryologist Network London Meeting 2015   As I write this, I am currently listening to the third very impressive senior PI talk in a row addressing ‘how to succeed in science’. This one is from an incredible woman who came through the German system, did a PhD at the EMBL […]
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Young Embryologists Meet in Boston

Posted by on May 16th, 2015

Work from Vaibhav Pai showing how manipulation of bioelectrical effects can rescue brain deficiencies caused by the introduction of Notch ICD Trying to meet other young researchers in the Boston area interested in developmental biology can be surprisingly difficult. Despite the high density of scientists in a relatively small area, our day-to-day life exists mostly […]
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Signalling 2015: Cellular Functions of Phosphoinositides and Inositol Phosphates

Posted by on May 15th, 2015

A joint Biochemical Society / FEBS Focused Meeting, held to mark the retirement of Professor Robin Irvine, FRS. It will be organized by Len Stephens, Phill Hawkins, Colin Taylor and Peter Cullen. The meeting will begin on the afternoon of Tuesday 1 September, and conclude before lunch on Friday 4 September 2015. The link with […]
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The 2014 European Fly Neurobiology Conference

Posted by on May 15th, 2015

The ‘Biennial European Fly Neurobiology Conference’ is now more commonly known by its other name, ‘Neurofly’. And as of today, it has been about 7 months since the last Neurofly, which took place in October 2014 along a shore of the island Crete. Off the top of my head, the meeting was held at the Creta […]
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BSDB Medal Award lectures now on YouTube

Posted by on May 13th, 2015

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The Company of Biologists Workshop: Getting Into and Out of Mitosis

Posted by on May 12th, 2015

This week I have the pleasure of attending the “Getting Into and Out of Mitosis” Workshop organised by The Company of Biologists. On Sunday, renowned experts and early-career scientists alike travelled to Wiston House in West Sussex, UK, to listen to the latest research, ask questions and discuss results in the field of cell division. […]
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BUILDING, REPAIRING AND EVOLVING BIOLOGICAL TISSUES, Roscoff

Posted by on May 11th, 2015

Deadline for application: 15 May 2015. BUILDING, REPAIRING AND EVOLVING BIOLOGICAL TISSUES Roscoff (Brittany), France, September 13-17, 2015 This conference will bring together Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Maths/Physics, disciplines that are often combined pair-wise, but rarely all together. This will elicit creative discussions, not only on classical questions in developmental biology and morphogenesis but […]
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