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The Woods Hole Embryology Experience

Posted by on January 12th, 2018

My first listen to Jimi Hendrix’s album, “Are you experienced?” was as a prepubescent kid who still had a Matchbox car collection. It’s hard to describe. A world of magic opened up for me; to the chagrin of my parents, I decided I wanted to be a musician instead of a scientist, and in a[…]

The Stem Cell Niche Conference 2018

Posted by on December 20th, 2017

The aim of the Nice Conference is to provide a niche for presentations of the latest basic research in stem cell and developmental biology and to stimulate exchange of ideas. Organized by Novo Nordisk Fonden together with DanStem, the aim of the Nice Conference is to provide a niche for presentations of the latest basic[…]

This year for Christmas, gift yourself with an amazing experience. Apply today for the 2018 CSHL Cell and Developmental Biology of Xenopus course.

Posted by on December 18th, 2017

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and if you are anything like me you are scrambling to try to get as much work done as possible before your holiday break. But while this frequently entails getting papers submitted, committee meetings completed, and experiments wrapped up, I also take the opportunity to reflect on[…]

OIST Developmental Neurobiology Course 2017

Posted by on November 30th, 2017

Built into the side of a tree covered hill on a remote Japanese island  lies what at first sight appears to be a super-villain’s lair, or perhaps  the HQ of Jurassic Park. In fact we had arrived at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) for their 2 week Developmental Neurobiology Course. DNC is[…]

BSDB writing competition for PhDs & postdocs

Posted by on November 28th, 2017

In preparation of our upcoming 70th anniversary to be celebrated at the special Spring Meeting in Warwick (April 15th-18th 2018), the BSDB announces a writing competition for its graduate student and postdoc members. We are curious to hear about your thoughts (in not more than 500 words) on one of the following topics: The future[…]

Embryonic development inspires regenerative medicine

Posted by on November 27th, 2017

The European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Barcelona and IRB Barcelona bring together leading scientists in the conference “Morphogenetic Engineering”, an event supported by the BBVA Foundation. The merge of various disciplines of developmental biology is key to enhancing our knowledge of tissue development and repair, processes that find their most direct applications in regenerative[…]

The 30th HEAD GROUP MEETING (HGM) – Understanding Normal and Abnormal Development of Head Structures

Posted by on November 20th, 2017

Join invited speakers and showcase your work to celebrate the 30th HGM. We particularly welcome presentations from budding scientists to foster networking and collaboration opportunities. This 2-day meeting will end with the Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture by Prof. William Harris.   29-30 January, 2018 – UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK[…]

Cajal Advanced Course – Developmental Neurobiology and Pathologies

Posted by on November 17th, 2017

3-21 April 2018, Bordeaux Neurocampus, France Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of different conditions in which the development of the central nervous system is disturbed. This includes developmental brain dysfunction, which can manifest as neuropsychiatric problems (Autism Spectrum Disorders, schizophrenia, fragile-X syndrome, down syndrome), or impaired motor function, learning, language or non-verbal communication. The generation[…]

28th Mammalian Genetics & Development Workshop

Posted by on November 6th, 2017

Date: 30th November 2017 Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH Organisers: Nick Greene (UCL), Cynthia Andoniadou (KCL), Andy Copp (UCL)   The Mammalian Genetics and Development Workshop is an annual meeting covering the development and genetics of mammals.  The Meeting is based on the submitted abstracts, and include[…]

2018 JDB Travel Award

Posted by on October 11th, 2017

  The Journal of Developmental Biology are inviting applications for the 2018 JDB Travel Award. The award is for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to attend a conference of their choice in 2018). The award will consist of 800 CHF (Swiss Francs), and nominations must be in by 15/10/17 Find out more on the JDB[…]