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Research without boundaries – I remain an optimist

Posted by on July 16th, 2016

This week I attended a meeting with Paul Nurse, director of the The Francis Crick Institute, who spoke about the potential implications of the pending Brexit on scientific research at the Crick. Like many other postdocs, I never envisaged that I would be sitting in the Fletcher Hall at Mill Hill following a referendum outcome that meant the UK[…]

“People in this country have had enough of experts”

Posted by on July 2nd, 2016

I woke up this morning to a Facebook reminder of where I was 5 years ago. I was in Lille, France, on a 2 month sabbatical at Université Lille 1 from my PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. It was supported by an EU collaborative grant to promote scientific interaction between member states.  […]

Model Organism Database funding is in trouble: Let your voice be heard

Posted by on June 23rd, 2016

  Model Organisms such as yeast, worm, fly, fish, rat, and mouse are key drivers of biological research, providing manipulable and cost-effective experimental systems that continuously yield fundamental insights into human biology and health. These discoveries rely on the accumulated wealth of genetic, genomic and cellular knowledge for each organism, which is made accessible via[…]

Apply for a grant to study knockout mice

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016

The MRC has now launched its first, cross-Board Call for Pump Priming Awards for preliminary research using IMPC knockout mice (http://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/pump-priming-awards-for-preliminary-research-using-impc-knockout-mice/). The aim of this initiative is to capitalise on MRC’s (and others’) investments in the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) (https://www.har.mrc.ac.uk/research/large-scale-functional-genomics/international-mouse-phenotyping-consortium-impc) and make best use of the resources, data and tools available. The expectation[…]

Madrid Adventure to Study Autophagy in Melanoma Stem Cells

Posted by on May 20th, 2016

I am hugely grateful to the Journal of Cell Science and the Company of Biologists for awarding me a traveling fellowship to visit the laboratory of Dr Guillermo Velasco at Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. During this visit I gained a greater understating of the skills and techniques used to manipulate autophagy regulatory pathways within[…]

From London to Paris – Travelling through Cell Science

Posted by on April 7th, 2016

Thanks to the Cell Science Travel Fellowship of the Company of Biologists, I was able to work for 2 months at the Institut National de la Recherché Agronomique (INRA) in Jouy-en-Josas, a small town close to Paris, in France.   I just started the second year of my PhD in the group of Dr. Mostowy[…]

Travelling to a conference? Apply now for a DMM travel grant!

Posted by on March 9th, 2016

Are you interested in attending a meeting or course in a DMM-relevant field? Apply for one of our travel grants of up to £600 (or currency equivalent). The first application deadline is 29 April 2016. Applicants will usually be PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their research careers, who will use the[…]

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 www.britishscienceassociation.org/media-fellows-applications 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 http://www.giomolab.it/AAM/bando%20Monroy%202016.pdf. The deadline[…]