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Biology Week 2015

Posted by on September 1st, 2015

An annual celebration of the biosciences, with events around the UK and beyond Biology Week showcases the important and amazing world of the biosciences, getting everyone from children to professional biologists involved in fun and interesting life science activities. Biology Week 2015 will run from Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th October. Get involved with the[…]

Meeting Report: Pan-Am Evo-Devo’s first meeting

Posted by on August 19th, 2015

The inaugural meeting of the Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology took place from August 5th–9th at the Clark Kerr campus of UC Berkley, USA. Registration was full, with nearly 350 attendees, and excitement was in the air. An established researcher, Tamara Franz-Odendaal (Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada), and a graduate student, Allison Edgar (Duke[…]

Travel Grants: Epigenetics, Obesity & Metabolism conference

Posted by on August 13th, 2015

Funds, especially for travel have been tightly squeezed in recent times and here at Abcam we know of how difficult it is for scientists, especially those starting out in their careers to attend conferences. Abcam is committed to bringing scientists together to share information, strengthen relationship and forge new collaborations. With this ethos, we’re very[…]

16th International Xenopus Conference 28 August – 1 September, 2016

Posted by on August 13th, 2015

  First Announcement The 16th International Xenopus Conference Sunday 28 August – Thursday 1 September, 2016 Venue: Orthodox Academy of Crete, Chania Please join us for the 16th International Xenopus Conference to be held 28 August – 1 September 2016 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete. This conference has been held biennially since 1984 and brings together[…]

European Advanced School for Mouse Phenogenomics – pushing the boundaries of mouse genetics

Posted by on July 24th, 2015

The laboratory mouse has been a popular model in mammalian biology for obvious reasons and it has contributed to a number of landmark discoveries in biomedical research. Despite this, few courses and summer schools – which train future leaders in this field – focus on mouse genetics. Phenomin, a large-scale French national infrastructure for biology[…]

Adult Neurogenesis at 50: the Dresden chronicles

Posted by on July 21st, 2015

The 4th meeting in the Abcam Adult Neurogenesis conference series was held in the beautiful city of Dresden earlier this year. The conference’s aim was to put the developmental process of adult neurogenesis and its regulation into the wider context of its functional and presumed evolutionary relevance. Reporting from the meeting was our roving reporter, Nambirajan[…]

Resources for Developmental Biologists

Posted by on July 16th, 2015

At last week’s SDB Meeting in Utah, I attended the ‘Imaging Workshop’, which was designed to give attendees an overview of some of the imaging-based resources available to the community, and then to facilitate a free discussion among participants about the challenges – and their potential solutions – in the developmental biology imaging field. Several[…]

Between Genetics and Physics

Posted by on July 15th, 2015

The predominant approach to studying development is based on genetics. In fact, some have gone so far as to argue that many researchers approach the whole problem of development as “the interplay of cell-cell signaling and transcriptional regulation” (Gerhart 2015). However, in recent years there has been increasing recognition of approaches to understanding development that[…]

2015 Gordon Conference – Developmental Biology

Posted by on July 14th, 2015

The Developmental Biology Gordon Conference is held every two years and this year it was held in the picturesque Mount Holyoke, MA, USA. This conference’s mission is to bring together people from research institutions all across the globe who are studying developmental biology which lies at the cross roads of all the Life Science, integrating[…]

Woods Hole Embryology 2015 (#embryo2015)

Posted by on June 29th, 2015

Elena Boer, Shun Sogabe and Joe Hanly are currently attending the MBL Embryology course in Woods Hole MA. 2015 marks the 122nd year of the Woods Hole Embryology course. This program has a long and prestigious history, as exemplified by the long list of alumni who grace the the wall of class photos in the[…]