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Microscopes 4 Schools: hands-on microscopy for children

DevoShow

The 2014 Development Show is now on YouTube!

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Raising the Shields!

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Brazil: origins, evolution and future of DevBio in the country of the 2014 World Cup

Advocating FOR grads and postdocs: the Future of Research symposium

Posted by on August 27th, 2014

You may have noticed a recent trend in the perception of the graduate and postdoctoral experience, be it in the state of our mental health; or perceived career goal of “academia-or-bust”; or maybe you’re just keeping your pulse on leading US academics warning of the imminent dangers of a flawed biomedical research system or the […]
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An evolving field- notes from the European Evo Devo meeting

Posted by on August 7th, 2014

Coming from a cell biology background, one of the most exciting things about attending developmental biology conferences for me is the range of (unusual) model organisms used in this field. So when the opportunity arose to go to this year’s European Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo) meeting in Vienna, I was very keen to attend (although […]
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The Young Embryologists Meeting 2014

Posted by on July 26th, 2014

I have been a postdoc in London, alas at King’s College London (more on the reason for this regret in future), for 5 years now. There are some great things about London that overcome the horrendous prices and the relentless advance of painfully (un)cool hipster culture. If you are a bit of an obsessive developmental […]
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Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2014

Posted by on July 25th, 2014

The 4th Wellcome Trust Epigenomics of Common Diseases conference will bring together leading scientists from the fields of epigenomics, genetics and bioinformatics to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving field. Epigenetic variation plays an important role in all disease processes in addition to cancer. Technological advancements have revealed significant associations between changes to the […]
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The Embryology Course at the MBL

Posted by on July 7th, 2014

Right now I am attending the Embryology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). I am a graduate school student from Osaka University in Japan and I am looking for what I will do during my postdoc next year. This course supplies both lectures and experiments for various modules, including C. elegans, Drosophila, planaria, hydra […]
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StemCellTalks sends high school bloggers to the ISSCR pt. 2

Posted by on June 26th, 2014

StemCellTalks is a Canadian high school stem cell outreach initiative that has been running in 7 cities in Canada since 2010. The program has featured over 50 stem cell “experts” during this time, involved the participation of over 500 gradute student volunteers and reached over 5000 grade 11/12 students. This year, sponsored by Stem Cell Network and Let’s Talk Science, […]
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StemCellTalks sends high school bloggers to the ISSCR!

Posted by on June 24th, 2014

StemCellTalks is a Canadian high school stem cell outreach initiative that has been running in 7 cities in Canada since 2010. The program has featured over 50 stem cell “experts” during this time, involved the participation of over 500 gradute student volunteers and reached over 5000 grade 11/12 students. This year, sponsored by Stem Cell Network […]
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MBL Embryology: Perspectives from a teaching assistant

Posted by on June 23rd, 2014

This year will mark the 6th year since I have been assisting in the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) course in Embryology. Each year I am excited at the prospect of meeting students and postdocs from around the world, as well as the outstanding faculty and old friends that offer their time to continue a long […]
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Queenstown NZ Developmental Biology meeting 2014

Posted by on June 20th, 2014

Registration is now open for the Queenstown Molecular Biology meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand including the Developmental Biology and Reproduction satellite meeting. August 28-29th 2014, Rydges Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand Sessions include: Reproduction, Infertility, Fate determination, Organ development, Developmental pathways in human disease and cancer, Neurodevelopment, Stem cells, Germ cells and Pluripotency. Student speaker and poster […]
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47th Meeting of the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists, Nagoya

Posted by on June 19th, 2014

The heat started to increase in Japan, as the rainy season approached and with it the high levels of temperature and humidity. But this was not an obstacle for scientists from all over Japan (and also some scientists from abroad) to meet in the great and beautiful city of Nagoya, in Aichi prefecture. Here took place […]
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