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Yoshiki Sasai: stem cell Sensei

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Interview with SDB poster winner Niteace Whittington

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An evolving field- notes from the European Evo Devo meeting

The Node at the EMBO conference on interdisciplinary plant development

Posted by on September 18th, 2014

The Node is on the road again, but this time not very far! We are going to attend the EMBO conference on interdisciplinary plant development, which starts this Sunday (21st September) at the Sainsbury Laboratory here in Cambridge (UK). We are planning on tweeting with the hashtag  #EMBOplantdev, and will try to include some photos of […]
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BSMB/BSDB Joint meeting – The Musculoskeletal System: from development to disease

Posted by on September 11th, 2014

BSMB/BSDB Joint meeting – The Musculoskeletal System: from development to disease 1st -3rd September 2014, University of East Anglia The first joint meeting of the BSMB and BSDB was, in our opinion, a great success. The meeting was held over three days and was packed with brilliant science from areas of musculoskeletal research from the […]
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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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Short Course: GENE REGULATORY NETWORKS FOR DEVELOPMENT

Posted by on August 18th, 2014

Applications are still being invited for this exciting course, to be given at MBL October 12-24, 2014.   This is the 7th edition of an advanced Course oriented around the central conceptual foci of the field. Gene regulatory networks lie at the conceptual nexus of development, evolution and functional regulatory genomics. The Course is open […]
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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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