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Diversity, Connections and Collaboration during Embryology 2017 at the MBL

Posted by on June 19th, 2017

Things are in full swing at MBL in the 2017 Embryology course, we are already one third of the way through! The first week we learned about echinoderms and C. elegans with a side of Tardigrade and this past we focused on zebrafish and Xenopus with axolotl. The atmosphere of the past two weeks has[…]

The Day of a 2017 Embryology Student

Posted by on June 12th, 2017

Daily life changes when you set foot in Woods Hole. There is a beauty in your surroundings and energy in the air that invigorates you. The days are long (8am to 2 or 3 am most days!) and we have a full schedule but we are all so excited to be here – to learn[…]

2017 MBL Embryology Course underway at Woods Hole!

Posted by on June 8th, 2017

Today marks Day 3 of the Embryology: Concepts & Techniques in Modern Developmental Biology course (http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/embryology/) at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA (http://www.mbl.edu/). 24 students along with faculty, teaching assistants and course assistants arrived over the weekend to embark on a life changing summer experience. Since my days in undergraduate research in[…]

One week left to register to the Developmental Biology Gordon Research Conference

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

The programme (http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=11170) covers a wide a range of exciting subjects such gene regulatory networks, mechanics, stem cells, regeneration, organoids, and evolution. The conference will be preceded by a two-day symposium designed exclusively for students and post-docs. (+2 rating, 2 votes) Loading…

Two Bioimage Analysis Schools from NEUBIAS

Posted by on May 15th, 2017

NEUBIAS, the Network of European BioImage Analysts (www.neubias.org), is delighted to announce two new Training Schools on BioImage Analysis:   Early Career Investigators (life scientists) Facility staff (imaging & analysis staff) The focus of training will be on construction and automation of image analysis workflows, using as examples more than one toolbox and different exercises.[…]

Context is everything, for a cell and for a scientist!

Posted by on March 24th, 2017

The idea sounded intriguing at first: 30 scientists in an isolated and stunning old house discussing intercellular interactions in the context of tissues and organs. It became even more intriguing when we were asked to prepare slides about ourselves, not only about our research but also about our non-scientific life! The day before the workshop[…]

Meeting review: BSDB/Anne McLaren Memorial Trust 2016 Autumn Meeting

Posted by on February 10th, 2017

The use of chimaeras to study developmental mechanisms: from lineage tracing to disease models   Under the sponsorship of the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund and The Company of Biologists, the BSDB Autumn meeting organised by Jenny Nichols and Tristan Rodriguez took place in the Pollock Halls at the University of Edinburgh. The topic this[…]

YEN Conference 2017: Registration open now!

Posted by on February 8th, 2017

Young Embryologist Network 9th Annual Conference. 9th May 2017 at the Institute of Child Health, UCL, London. This year, YEN is honoured to have Dr Darren Gilmour from EMBL Heidelberg present the Sammy Lee Memorial Lecture. We are also pleased to host two invited speakers, Dr Karen Liu (King’s College London), and Professor Michael Stumpf (Imperial College London). As well as three abstract-selected talk sessions and a poster[…]

D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form – 100 Years On and Still Growing!

Posted by on February 7th, 2017

“For the harmony of the world is made manifest in Form and Number, and the heart and soul and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty.”     D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form, which celebrates its centenary this year, is one of the key works at the[…]

The First International Hemichordate Meeting: the Birth of a Community

Posted by on January 24th, 2017

Tetsuto Miyashita   Certain scientific meetings have their place in the book of history as a visible shift — or a turning point, if you will — in a particular field. The Cuvier-Geoffroy debate at the French Academy of Sciences in 1830 set the tone for the subsequent two centuries of biology in search for[…]