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Towards understanding the quirks of human brain evolution

Posted by on June 28th, 2018

In early June, a group of 30 world-leading experts came together thanks to an invitation by the Company of Biologists to Wiston House (Sussex, UK) to discuss our current understanding about evolutionary and molecular mechanisms that contributed to developing the specific qualities of our human brains. Fortunately, the Company of Biologists offers fully funded participation[…]

Embryonic-Extraembryonic Interactions: from Genetics to Environment

Posted by on June 28th, 2018

The BSDB’s Autumn Meeting, to be held in Oxford this September, is the third in a series of international workshops on the extraembryonic-embryonic interface, bringing together researchers that address this topic through a wide array of approaches in diverse research organisms. This diversity of approaches is reflected by the organisers – Kat Hadjantonakis, Kristen Panfilio, Tristan Rodriguez, Susana Chuva[…]

Gene Regulatory Networks for Development

Posted by on June 19th, 2018

Applications are now open for this year’s Gene Regulatory Networks for Development which will be at The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, USA from October 14- 27.  The application deadline is July 20.  The course is for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members and it focuses on using experimental data and computational modeling to analyze gene regulatory[…]

Lessons from the 11th Annual NIH Career Symposium

Posted by on June 12th, 2018

For a Ph.D. holder, the idea that any career can be classified as “alternative” is obsolete. With a smaller percentage of postdocs going on to tenure-track positions every year, universities and research institutions are stepping up efforts to help recent graduates figure out how to put to good use all the specialized training that they[…]

The Anatomical Society Summer Meeting ‘Human Cerebral Cortex Development’

Posted by on June 7th, 2018

Summer Meeting of the Anatomical Society Theme: Human Cerebral Cortex Development Venue: St. John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Dates: 23-25 July 2018 Many human psychiatric and neurological conditions have developmental origins. Rodent models are extremely valuable for the investigation of brain development, but cannot provide insight into aspects that are specifically human. The human[…]

Evolution of Sensation, 6th GOEvol Meeting – Registration until July 15th 2018!

Posted by on June 4th, 2018

Dear Colleagues and students, the GOEvol consortium proudly presents its 6th meeting #Sensation @GOEEvolution 2018 taking place in Göttingen from September 27th to 28th 2018. The perception of environmental stimuli, their processing and integration is essential for any organism. Apart from the more familiar senses like hearing, seeing or tasting, there are sensory tasks performed[…]

From stem cells to human development – early bird deadline approaching!

Posted by on May 30th, 2018

In September, Development is hosting the third of its highly successful series of meetings focusing on human developmental biology. Held in the Wotton House estate near Dorking in Surrey and organised by Paola Arlotta, Ali Brivanlou, Olivier Pourquié and Jason Spence, the meeting will cover the latest developments and future prospects for this rapidly evolving field.     The early[…]

A long (microbial) journey…

Posted by on May 24th, 2018

In this post, Prof. Genoveva F. Esteban (Bournemouth University) goes hunting for protozoa at a Company of Biologists Workshop   This is the story of a journey that started a few years back with the finding of a rare community of single-celled organisms in a small and isolated nature reserve’s pond in Dorset. This microbial community[…]

Vote for a Development cover from the Quintay International Course on Developmental Biology

Posted by on May 23rd, 2018

***We have a winner: go to http://thenode.biologists.com/vote-for-a-development-cover-we-have-a-winner/photo/***     In January, students from across the Americas gathered in Chile to participate in the International Course on Developmental Biology, an EMBO Practical Course held at the Marine Biology Station of Quintay (CIMARQ). In the course of two weeks of intensive training  (you can read a wonderful[…]

Announcing Visegrad Group Society for Developmental Biology (V4SDB) Inaugural Meeting – Registration now open!

Posted by on May 17th, 2018

  Registration for the Inaugural Meeting of the Visegrad Group Society for Developmental Biology is now open!   When? – 7th-9th September 2018 (free student specific events beginning 6th September) Where? Brno, Czech Republic (Masaryk University) Speakers: Angela Nieto, Petra Hajkova, Jeremy Green, Marie-Helene Verlhac, Andrei Chagin & Pavel Tomancak Further details and registration here: https://webcentrum.muni.cz/visegrad2018  Download[…]