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The developing brain in health and disease: Scientific Meeting

Posted by on October 8th, 2018

The Academy of Medical Sciences is convening a scientific meeting on the 19 and 20 March 2019, in Oxford. Abstract submission deadline: 5 November 2018. This meeting will explore key areas of neurodevelopmental research in a unique forum that emphasises discussion and collaboration between disciplines, career stages and sectors. One of the key aims will be[…]

National Museum of Brazil Disaster: What did we learn and what should we do differently?

Posted by on October 3rd, 2018

  On the Sunday night of 2nd September of 2018, one month ago, most Brazilians were watching TV shows while a large part of our national story was burning out in the National Museum’s fire. In a few hours, a 200-year old institution and several biological, anthropological, and geological collections were consumed by the fire.[…]

Nora and Nestor catch you up with the BSDB Autumn Meeting 2018

Posted by on September 19th, 2018

  Hello there! This is Nora Braak and Nestor Saiz, we are based in Oxford and New York respectively and we study butterfly and mouse development. Last week we went to the BSDB Autumn meeting, which also happened to be the third workshop on Embryonic Extraembryonic Interactions. We enjoyed it so much that we wanted[…]

Salamander Models in Cross-Disciplinary Research – Meeting Report

Posted by on September 18th, 2018

  Vienna, Austria July 2018     The use of salamanders in regeneration and developmental research has a long history filled with luminaries of the life sciences. Thomas Hunt Morgan, Hans Spemann and Hilde Mangold, Ross Granville Harrison, Inez Whipple Wilder, and August Weismann all employed salamanders in their work 1,2. Current experimental research on[…]

Five wonders of the Embryology Course 2018

Posted by on August 20th, 2018

Summer of 2018 will genuinely be the summer to remember for all 24 MBL embryology students. To me, the MBL embryology 2018 course was like a wonderland full of breath-taking experimental adventures, unexpected discoveries, scientific growth and madly passionate researchers. Thus, let me take you on a journey across the five wonders of this course.[…]

Conference: Assisted Reproduction Technologies – long term perspectives

Posted by on August 9th, 2018

Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to invite you to attend the international conference: Assisted Reproduction Technologies – long term perspectives, that will take place in Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, September 7-8, 2018. The program of the conference will include invited lectures, presentations of the latest research, many constructive discussions to share[…]

Conference Jacques Monod “Modeling Cell Fate”, Roscoff, Brittany, Nov 19-23, 2018

Posted by on August 2nd, 2018

Deadline extended ! 26 Aug. 2018 Conference Jacques Monod in Developmental Biology, « Modeling Cell Fate » Roscoff, Brittany, on 19-23 Nov 2018. Deadline for applications: 26 Aug. 2018 at https://cjm5-2018.sciencesconf.org/This CJM will place emphasis on characterizing and modeling the dynamics of cell fate choices. Program Characterizing and modeling the dynamics of cell fate choices: (1) Emerging properties of cell[…]

Building the BSDB family network

Posted by on July 23rd, 2018

This year the British Society for Developmental Biology turned 70, and celebrated the milestone at its Spring meeting at Warwick (check out Twitter for some of the fun, and Andreas Prokop gave a great meeting report over on the BSDB page).     The great and the good of British developmental biology were in attendance,[…]

Evo-chromo: towards an integrative approach of chromatin dynamics across eukaryotes

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

***Deadline to apply for funded ECR places is July 20!***   In November, the Company of Biologists is hosting the latest in its series of Workshops. ‘Evo-chromo’ aims to integrate skills and interests of the fields of chromatin biology and evolutionary biology – if you are an early career researcher and this all sounds appealing[…]

NC3Rs 2019 Funding Highlight Notice Launch

Posted by on July 13th, 2018

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is running a workshop bringing together rodent and non-mammalian model organism users, facilitating research partnerships and encouraging the development of new and innovative applications of non-mammalian organisms.     There will be an opportunity to: Hear from rodent and non-mammalian model organism users. Learn[…]