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From SNPs to starlings: Avian Model Systems 2014, 5th-8th March

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Learning to Inject Platynereis Embryos

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Studying genealogy in cell clones

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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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A fruitful visit from INB to INA

Posted by on December 15th, 2013

My name is Daniel Ríos and I am a grad student at the ‘Instituto de Neurobiología (INB)’ from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. However, during this past October I was part of the ‘Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante (INA)’, from the Miguel Hernandez University, in Spain. Ok, I was there just for a short time working […]
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Conflicts of Interest

Posted by on October 28th, 2013

‘‘None of the scientists would comment on the record, for fear that it would affect their funding or that of their postdocs and graduate students’’ Nature, September 2012 ‘Is science wrong?’ The Economist, frontcover October 2013   A Disclaimer I have been very fortunate to come across senior scientists in my career who do not […]
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Travelling Fellowships

Posted by on August 6th, 2013

Do you need to learn a new technique?  Are you planning a collaborative visit?  If so please have a look at The Company of Biologist’s Travelling Fellowships - http://www.biologists.com/fellowships.html. The next deadline is the 31st August 2013.
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