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Evo-chromo: towards an integrative approach of chromatin dynamics across eukaryotes

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

***Deadline to apply for funded ECR places is July 20!***   In November, the Company of Biologists is hosting the latest in its series of Workshops. ‘Evo-chromo’ aims to integrate skills and interests of the fields of chromatin biology and evolutionary biology – if you are an early career researcher and this all sounds appealing[…]

NC3Rs 2019 Funding Highlight Notice Launch

Posted by on July 13th, 2018

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is running a workshop bringing together rodent and non-mammalian model organism users, facilitating research partnerships and encouraging the development of new and innovative applications of non-mammalian organisms.     There will be an opportunity to: Hear from rodent and non-mammalian model organism users. Learn[…]

C. elegans Development, Cell Biology and Gene Expression and 2018 European Worm Meeting report

Posted by on July 9th, 2018

I recently attended the biennial Development, Cell Biology and Gene Expression C. elegans Meeting, this time in combination with the 2018 European Worm Meeting, in Barcelona. C. elegans meetings are always pretty special, defined more than anything else by the strong sense of community between researchers, or, as well like to call ourselves, ‘Worm People’.[…]

Adult Neurogenesis 2018: Highlights -By Zubair Ahmed Nizamudeen

Posted by on June 29th, 2018

4WH Neurogenesis: What Where Why When and How? Neurogenesis is understood as the process by which neural stem cells (NSCs) produce new neurons. In the adult mammalian brain, this process is known to persist in two restricted locations- the dentate gyrus (DG) region of the hippocampus (see figure below) and the lateral walls of the[…]

Towards understanding the quirks of human brain evolution

Posted by on June 28th, 2018

In early June, a group of 30 world-leading experts came together thanks to an invitation by the Company of Biologists to Wiston House (Sussex, UK) to discuss our current understanding about evolutionary and molecular mechanisms that contributed to developing the specific qualities of our human brains. Fortunately, the Company of Biologists offers fully funded participation[…]

Embryonic-Extraembryonic Interactions: from Genetics to Environment

Posted by on June 28th, 2018

The BSDB’s Autumn Meeting, to be held in Oxford this September, is the third in a series of international workshops on the extraembryonic-embryonic interface, bringing together researchers that address this topic through a wide array of approaches in diverse research organisms. This diversity of approaches is reflected by the organisers – Kat Hadjantonakis, Kristen Panfilio, Tristan Rodriguez, Susana Chuva[…]

Gene Regulatory Networks for Development

Posted by on June 19th, 2018

Applications are now open for this year’s Gene Regulatory Networks for Development which will be at The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, USA from October 14- 27.  The application deadline is July 20.  The course is for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members and it focuses on using experimental data and computational modeling to analyze gene regulatory[…]

Lessons from the 11th Annual NIH Career Symposium

Posted by on June 12th, 2018

For a Ph.D. holder, the idea that any career can be classified as “alternative” is obsolete. With a smaller percentage of postdocs going on to tenure-track positions every year, universities and research institutions are stepping up efforts to help recent graduates figure out how to put to good use all the specialized training that they[…]

The Anatomical Society Summer Meeting ‘Human Cerebral Cortex Development’

Posted by on June 7th, 2018

Summer Meeting of the Anatomical Society Theme: Human Cerebral Cortex Development Venue: St. John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Dates: 23-25 July 2018 Many human psychiatric and neurological conditions have developmental origins. Rodent models are extremely valuable for the investigation of brain development, but cannot provide insight into aspects that are specifically human. The human[…]

Evolution of Sensation, 6th GOEvol Meeting – Registration until July 15th 2018!

Posted by on June 4th, 2018

Dear Colleagues and students, the GOEvol consortium proudly presents its 6th meeting #Sensation @GOEEvolution 2018 taking place in Göttingen from September 27th to 28th 2018. The perception of environmental stimuli, their processing and integration is essential for any organism. Apart from the more familiar senses like hearing, seeing or tasting, there are sensory tasks performed[…]