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2016 Workshop – Tissue mechanics in morphogenesis: Focus on theoretical modeling – May 9-13, 2016, Paris

Posted by on October 9th, 2015

We are happy to announce the forthcoming workshop on « Tissue mechanics in morphogenesis: Focus on theoretical modeling ». This is an informal workshop open to anyone, theorist or experimentalist, who is developing or is using theoretical models to understand tissue mechanics during morphogenesis. How tissues acquire and maintain their shape is a crucial question[…]

EDRC 2015 Meeting report: “Ich hab mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren”

Posted by on October 8th, 2015

Hundreds of fly researchers from Europe and around the world gathered in the picturesque German city of Heidelberg to attend the European Drosophila Research Conference or EDRC. The local organizers held the meeting at the beautiful historic “Stadthalle”(City Hall) of Heidelberg. I will briefly highlight some of the work that was presented at this meeting,[…]

Upcoming Free Webinars sponsored by Abcam

Posted by on October 1st, 2015

Save the Dates!   Abcam is pleased to announce that our November calendar of free live webinars, presented by expert guest speakers, is now LIVE! Register for a webinar (or three!) today and come prepared with your questions for the live Q&A session at the end of every webinar. Can’t attend the live webinar? Not a[…]

PLM10: the Physics of Living Matter is coming of age

Posted by on September 27th, 2015

This week, Cambridge (UK) hosted the 10th Symposium on the Physics of Living Matter (PLM10) ( For those of us who were at PLM1, it is surprising to see that what was (and remains) a grass roots organized event, persists. In some ways it is a tribute and an example that a community can be[…]

Meeting Report: Zebrafish Disease Model Conference 8 in Boston

Posted by on September 4th, 2015

I was fortunate to attend the 8th annual Zebrafish Disease Model (ZDM) meeting in Boston (24th Aug-27th Aug) organized by the Zebrafish Disease Models Society (ZDMS). The aim of the meeting was to foster interaction among researchers working in wide array of human diseases such as cancer, muscle disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular, neural disorders and[…]

FASEB Mechanisms in Plant Development Meeting Summary

Posted by on September 3rd, 2015

August 2-7, 2015, Saxtons River, VT Written by: Tonni Anderson, Michelle Facette, Margaret Frank, Cara Haney, Nathanaël Prunet, Michael Raissig, Jose Sebastian, Nidhi Sharma, and Wanpeng Wang   On the first night of 2015 FASEB Mechanisms in Plant Development Meeting, participants gathered at the Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, VT to listen to the Keynote[…]

Special Fellowships for Masters and 1st year PhD students to participate at joint BSDB/SPBD/SEBD Meeting

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015

Great success, at least 25 Masters and PhD students applied to these fellowships.   We want to encourage the participation at our meeting ( of the future generation of developmental biologists, and found some extra funding that allows us to offer up to 10 fellowships to Masters students (with lab experience already) and 1st year[…]

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[…]