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From the lab to the peak district

Posted by on August 31st, 2015

Thanks to the travelling fellowship, awarded by the Company of Biologists, I was fortunate enough to undertake a period of research in the laboratory of Prof. Marcelo N. Rivolta at The University of Sheffield, England. I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Laboratory of Developmental Biology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.[…]

The case of philanthropy: bringing scientists and philanthropic donors together, for good

Posted by on August 28th, 2015

This editorial by Olivia Flatto was first published in Disease Models & Mechanisms.   Wealth is not new. Neither is charity. But the idea of using private wealth imaginatively, constructively, and systematically to attack the fundamental problems of mankind is new.” – John Gardner   Philanthropy, derived from private wealth, stands unique as a vital source of[…]

Visiting a collaborator’s lab? Apply for a travelling fellowship!

Posted by on August 19th, 2015

Are you a postdoc or student planning to visit a collaborator’s lab? Need help to offset your costs and expenses? Then apply for a Development travelling fellowship! You can be awarded up to £2,500 (or currency equivalent), and there are no restrictions on nationality. The next deadline for application is the 31st of August. For more information click here.   You[…]

Travel Grants: Epigenetics, Obesity & Metabolism conference

Posted by on August 13th, 2015

Funds, especially for travel have been tightly squeezed in recent times and here at Abcam we know of how difficult it is for scientists, especially those starting out in their careers to attend conferences. Abcam is committed to bringing scientists together to share information, strengthen relationship and forge new collaborations. With this ethos, we’re very[…]

Conference Travel Grants: $1000 grants for biologists

Posted by on June 25th, 2015

We’re really excited to be providing travel grants to support life science researchers and would like to share the opportunity with you. As a lot of us on the Axol team have an academic research background in the life sciences, we are really aware of how important funding to attend conferences is. To help, we are[…]

Organise a workshop- unique opportunity for postdocs!

Posted by on June 4th, 2015

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Finding Collaborators: from London to Stuttgart

Posted by on May 28th, 2015

I’m Dr Rie Saba, a postdoc at Translational Cardiovascular Therapeutics, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London (UK), studying the role of endocardium in the mammalian heart development. The endocardium contributes to cardiogenesis by playing many crucial roles, such as regulating trabeculation and atrioventricular canal formation. However, our knowledge of the early phase[…]

The science of the cat in your computer: our journey into crowdfunded sequencing of LilBUB

Posted by on April 27th, 2015

About a year ago – when spending some quality afterwork time on the Internet – me and my benchmate Dario stumbled upon LilBUB. If you’re an internet cat afficionado you’ve probably seen LilBUB around. She’s extremely cute and lovable, and she’s got something of a celebrity status. But, as developmental biologists, we were also intrigued by[…]

A response to NIH-RFI on funding policies and sustainability of biomedical research

Posted by on April 24th, 2015

Currently NIH has put out a request for information (RFI) to solicit input from the scientific community regarding “Optimizing Funding Policies and Other Strategies to Improve the Impact and Sustainability of Biomedical Research”(NOT-OD-15-084). The deadline to submit a response is May 17th 2015. More information can be found at Rock Talk blog post. Response need[…]

England, embryos, and axial columns: a Travelling Fellowship connecting Chicago to Cambridge

Posted by on April 21st, 2015

Greetings from Chicago! My name is Kate Criswell and I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago, working with Dr. Mike Coates on axial column evolution and development in fishes. I just finished up a five-week visit, sponsored by the Development Travelling Fellowship, to the University of Cambridge to work with Dr. Andrew[…]