the community site for and by developmental biologists

Displaying posts in the category: Funding [Clear Filter]

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[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Anatomical Networks, Evo-Devo and Macroevolution

Posted by on May 17th, 2016

A Postdoctoral researcher is sought to join the Rui Diogo lab (www.ruidiogolab.com), at the Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Anatomy (Washington DC). For more details on the research done at the lab, and the papers/chapters/books published in recent years, see also: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rui_Diogo Diogo’s books: http://www.amazon.com/Rui-Diogo/e/B001JS2K96 We are interested in a candidate that will[…]

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[…]

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[…]