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YEN does it again

Posted by on June 29th, 2016

Last month saw the return of the Young Embryologist Network annual meeting held this year at the UCL Institute of Child Health. To settle into the long weekend, a number of us from the Briscoe Lab at the Crick Mill Hill site headed on down to central London to spend the day being inspired by[…]

YEN 2016 review

Posted by on June 26th, 2016

My informal review of YEN this year is by necessity a bit rushed but, for what it is, here it is. Most reviews are very short and pithy/jealous and only exist for some of the talks where, for a combination of good and bad reasons, I paid attention (I have tried to make this review[…]

Developing Future Biologists 2016: Discovering the new generation of scientists!

Posted by on June 22nd, 2016

Developing Future Biologists (DFB) is a student-led organization at University of Michigan dedicated to ensure that the next generation of biologists regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status have the opportunity to learn the core concepts of developmental biology. During the last week of May, DFB held its 2nd successful week-long short course aiming to inform students[…]

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[…]