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2nd International FishMed Conference on Zebrafish Research (FishMed2018)

Posted by on August 18th, 2017

Dear Researchers, it is our great pleasure to announce the 2nd International FishMed Conference on Zebrafish Research (FishMed2018), which will be held on March 25-27, 2018 at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB), Poland. We organize this event to share with you the most recent knowledge and developments in zebrafish research[…]

On Growth and Form centenary conference

Posted by on August 15th, 2017

The full programme and booking information for the On Growth and Form 100 conference are now online at https://www.ongrowthandform.org/conference/ The three-day conference takes place in the University of Dundee and the University of St Andrews on 13-15 October and features speakers from around the world, exploring the many aspects and influences of D’Arcy Thompson’s landmark[…]

Workshop on HREM imaging and mouse phenotyping

Posted by on August 8th, 2017

Deciphering the Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders (DMDD) is a large-scale imaging and phenotyping  programme for genetically modified mouse embryos. For embryos at E14.5, the key imaging technique is High Resolution Episcopic Microscopy (HREM), and the resulting images are used to comprehensively phenotype the embryos using a systematic approach.     With a combination of lectures,[…]

Behind the scene of Embryology 2017: not just about the science

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017

Blog post written by Isabelle Vea – 2017 Embryology Student   All 24 of the 2017 Embryology students came to Woods Hole to learn from the best scientists in the developmental biology field. We were immersed in a unique setting to interact with established and promising investigators. In general, each invited lecturer came and spent from[…]

January 2018: Summer! Beach! New friends and Top Developmental Biologists in course in Chile

Posted by on July 31st, 2017

New fellowships from SDB for students from USA and Canada to attend the International Course on Developmental Biology on January 9-21, 2018 in Quintay Chile. Fellowship for Latin American students will be available as well. Nipam Patel, Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado, Ray Keller, Claudio Stern, Corinne Huart, Maria Leptin, Andrea Streit, among other will teach, hands-on, the[…]

Stem cell-a-palooza 2017

Posted by on July 27th, 2017

Last month I went to Boston for the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), which was celebrating its 15th birthday. Sally Temple handed over the Presidential reins to Hans Clevers with a reminder of what a remarkable 15 years it had been for the field – induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs), an[…]

Meet Evan Brooks – The 2017 Choose Development! Fellow selected to spend one week with the Embryology Course

Posted by on July 21st, 2017

Evan Brooks is a rising senior at North Carolina State University. For the past two years, he has worked in the lab of Nanette Nascone-Yoder studying the developmental mechanisms of cardiac left-right asymmetry using Xenopus as his model system. Evan was awarded a Choose Development! Fellowship from the Society of Developmental Biology to conduct two[…]

Gordon Research Conference- Developmental Biology 25th-30th June, 2017

Posted by on July 9th, 2017

As any early career researcher will know, attending your first big scientific meeting is a memorable event in your academic life. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the Gordon Research Conference in Developmental Biology, held in sleepy South Hadley, two hours outside Boston, Massachusetts. For anyone who wasn’t local, the two hour drive[…]

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[…]