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Development meeting: From stem cells to human development

Posted by on May 27th, 2016

In September, Development will be holding the second of our ‘From stem cells to human development‘ meetings – following on from the hugely successful first event in Autumn 2014 (see here and here). This year’s meeting promises to be equally exciting, with a fantastic line-up of speakers (check out the preliminary program) and a great venue just[…]

Fueling embryology and developing metabolism

Posted by on May 25th, 2016

By Carlos Carmona-Fontaine and Patricia Nunes   Most scientific conferences have become large gatherings where little exchange of ideas can actually occur. There are way too many people to start socializing with folks you don’t know and there are so many talks that the idea of sitting through one on a topic on which you[…]

Reflecting on the student & postdoc events at the BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016

Last year, the BSDB carried out a student and postdoc survey (see here), and the results clearly highlighted the need for more dedicated program items for young researchers on BSDB conferences. In response, the BSDB student rep Alex Ashcroft, the BSCB postdoc rep Alexis Barr, and the BSDB postdoc rep  Michelle Ware took initiative and[…]

BSDB Autumn Meeting: the use of chimeras to study developmental mechanisms

Posted by on May 9th, 2016

It is our greatest pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 BSDB autumn meeting that will be held from the 28-30 August in Edinburgh. This conference is our only theme driven meeting for 2016 and provides a unique forum to network and socialise with a wide cross-section of the developmental biology and stem cell community. In[…]

The Inaugural Sainsbury Lab Symposium on Induced Plant Development 2016

Posted by on May 9th, 2016

By: Erin Sparks and Matthias Benoit Set in the idyllic location of the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) building adjacent to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, the inaugural Sainsbury Lab Symposium (#SLS16 on Twitter) attracted over 100 researchers from across the world. This three-day symposium focused on the topic of Induced Plant Development and featured[…]

Science outreach Saturday through Friday

Posted by on May 8th, 2016

Today, the Rockefeller University held its third annual Science Saturday in New York City, its bigger science outreach event of the year.     I had the chance to get involved for the second time and I can attest it is unbelievably fun and rewarding!! Individual research labs and the Science Outreach team from Rockefeller University set up over 25 booths where[…]

Career Workshop at the BSDB/BSCB Meeting at the University of Warwick

Posted by on May 6th, 2016

I was kindly asked to shortly summarize my experience at the Career Workshop at the BSDB/BSCB Meeting at the University of Warwick.   My name is Hamze Beati and I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Arno Müller in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the School of Lifesciences at[…]

All movies of the 2016 BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting

Posted by on April 23rd, 2016

In 2016 the BSCB/BSDB Spring conference has yet again been a great success, and many prizes were announced, amongst them the BSDB’s Waddington, BSCB’s Hooke, BSCB’s Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award, BSDB’s Cheryll Tickle and BSDB’s Beddington medals. See below movies of the first four of the five medal talks and find more[…]

Transdifferentiation and Tissue Plasticity in Cardiovascular Rejuvenation: a workshop about protein teamwork, regeneration programs and tiny needles

Posted by on April 21st, 2016

It was on the 7th of February of 2016 when 20 leading scientists from all over the world headed to the historic Wiston House in West Sussex, England, to spend four days in focused atmosphere discussing new insights in cardiovascular research: the workshop for Transdifferentiation and Tissue Plasticity in Cardiovascular Rejuvenation. Supported by the Company[…]

2016 Canadian Developmental Biology Conference Report

Posted by on April 17th, 2016

Surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the Rocky Mountains, hundreds of graduate students and researchers gathered for the 8th biennial Canadian Developmental Biology Conference at the Banff Centre, minutes outside of Banff, Alberta. This four-day conference was filled with a variety of stimulating seminars and poster sessions, reflecting some of the latest advances in the[…]