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Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- vote for a Development cover

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A day in the life of a Platynereis dumerilii lab

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On segmentation

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Electrifying news for embryologists

Of mice and zebrafish

Posted by on June 16th, 2014

This story starts with me shaking and nervous and stumbling through my mid-term thesis committee meeting presentation. Not only was I presenting the results from the first half of my PhD but on top of that, I was presenting this work to Francois Guillemot, basically a legend in the field of developmental neurobiology. Luckily for […]
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Development Travelling Fellowship: a node connecting Woods Hole with the Stowers Institute

Posted by on June 10th, 2014

June 1st, 2014: Exactly one year after my departure flight from Bologna to Boston to attend the 2013 MBL Embryology course held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA (http://thenode.biologists.com/six-weeks-in-woods-hole/events/), I was again in the Bologna airport, only that this time I was landing from the States. I was returning to my home […]
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Sweet Swiss…Zebrafish?!

Posted by on May 15th, 2014

There are several things that could bring me to Switzerland. I guess that the Alps, cheese, and swiss chocolate would be 3 top-choices, I could talk about Swiss army knives and watches too, but I would never assume that the reason for my Switzerland visit would be… zebrafish. Of course not just as the ordinary […]
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Travelling Fellowships- deadline approaching!

Posted by on April 16th, 2014

  Do you need to learn a new technique? Are you planning a collaborative visit?   Then The Company of Biologists and Development can help! We offer Travelling Fellowships of up to £2,500 to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence and visa fees. The next deadline for applications is the 30th of April! Find more information about how […]
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Green Eggs and Serrano Ham

Posted by on April 4th, 2014

Scenes from Seville (my pics) and a transgenic embryo  (A. Fernandez-Miñan)After over a decade working in Europe, I recently returned to Costa Rica to start a lab at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), in San José. Life in the Tropics has its perks, such as regular sightings of sloths and raccoons from my office […]
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Learning to Inject Platynereis Embryos

Posted by on March 31st, 2014

Hello!  My name is Maggie Pruitt and I am a postdoc in Dr. Stephan Schneider’s laboratory at Iowa State University.  At the beginning of this year, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Dr. Detlev Arendt’s laboratory at EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany for two weeks.  This experience was possible due to a Development Travelling Fellowship […]
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BSDB Gurdon Studentships for Summer Vacation work

Posted by on March 24th, 2014

  The BSDB Gurdon Studentship scheme funds highly motivated undergraduate students to perform developmental biology summer projects in the labs of BSDB members.   Closing date for applications is the 31st March 2014.   Please pass the news on to any keen undergrads who are thinking of doing a PhD in Developmental Biology!   More information: http://bsdb.org/awards/gurdon-studentships-for-summer-vacation-work/ […]
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Generation of Embryoid Bodies: a great tool to study vascular development

Posted by on March 4th, 2014

Hello, my name is Helena and I am a PhD student within the Vascular Signalling Laboratory led by Mariona Graupera in the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona. It has been 4 years since I started my project in the lab, and before finishing my thesis research, we thought it was a good moment […]
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From a travel fellowship to starting your own lab

Posted by on February 4th, 2014

Until last year, I was a bioinformatician post-doc in the laboratory of Prof. Richard Harvey, at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney. My project consisted of deciphering the regulatory network that controls heart development and how this network might be perturbed in disease conditions, such as congenital heart disease (which in Australia affects […]
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Eastern approach

Posted by on January 2nd, 2014

In a vague sense it was a move that was planned all along. After all I did tell my friends and family when I left in 2001 for UPenn to do my PhD there that ultimately I will return. Yet when the moment and the opportunity came, suddenly the idea to move back to Budapest […]
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