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Applications open for the BSA’s Media Fellowship scheme 2016

Posted by on February 10th, 2016

Applications are now open for the British Science Association’s Media Fellowship scheme. To apply for 2016’s placements, please fill out the online application form by the 18th March at The Media Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a[…]

Zürich to Dresden and back: of small fish and big data

Posted by on February 9th, 2016

In Spring 2015, just a couple of months into my PhD, I started to settle with my new surroundings in Zürich, making friends in my PhD lab of Dr. Christian Mosimann, and learning the fine details of early zebrafish development. That is when suddenly one morning Christian casually asked me how I’d feel about moving[…]

Alberto Monroy Fellowship

Posted by on December 24th, 2015

The Alberto Monroy Fellowship is awarded to an Italian citizen to support their attendance in the Embryology Course next summer at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The amount of the fellowship is 5,500.00 euros (about $6,000.00). The full text of the announcement of the award competition for 2016 can be found at The deadline[…]

New SDB Grants Initiatives

Posted by on November 10th, 2015

The Society for Developmental Biology has established several new small grant programs for the developmental biology community. SDB Innovation Grant – to develop innovative tools and methods with the potential to have a broad impact on the developmental biology community – Deadlines: December 1 and May 31 SDB Emerging Models Grant – to develop techniques,[…]

Travelling fellowship: Breaking boundaries in science from Colombia to London

Posted by on November 6th, 2015

I am a third year PhD student and I work on limb regeneration in a non-model organism: Bolitoglossa ramosi, a salamander belonging to the family Plethodontidae. These salamanders show some important biological differences when compared to the most studied models in this field (axolotls and newts), such as the absence of lungs and postaxial development[…]

Unique opportunity for early career scientists interested in cardiovascular rejuvenation

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015

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Mole’s Comedia II. Inferno. Canto 20–39.

Posted by on October 15th, 2015

This Sticky Wicket article first featured in Journal of Cell Science. You can read the Mole’s visit to the first 5 circles of Grant Hell here. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.       Mole was revising his rejected grant and moaning about how unfair it all is, when the[…]

DMM Travel Grants for 2015

Posted by on October 2nd, 2015

Are you interested in attending a meeting or course in a DMM-relevant field during 2015? Apply for one of our new travel grants, valid for travel before the end of the year. Applicants will usually be PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their research careers, who will use the funding to support[…]

Mole’s Comedia I. Inferno. Canto 1–19.

Posted by on September 16th, 2015

This Sticky Wicket article first featured in Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.     Text translated from the Italian. I think. With profound apologies to Dante Alighieri (D.A.)   Midway (or more? I hope not) on the journey of my independent career I found myself in a[…]

Special Fellowships for Masters and 1st year PhD students to participate at joint BSDB/SPBD/SEBD Meeting

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015

Great success, at least 25 Masters and PhD students applied to these fellowships.   We want to encourage the participation at our meeting ( of the future generation of developmental biologists, and found some extra funding that allows us to offer up to 10 fellowships to Masters students (with lab experience already) and 1st year[…]