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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[…]

Unique opportunity for early career scientists interested in cardiovascular rejuvenation

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015

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Mole’s Comedia II. Inferno. Canto 20–39.

Posted by on October 15th, 2015

This Sticky Wicket article first featured in Journal of Cell Science. You can read the Mole’s visit to the first 5 circles of Grant Hell here. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.       Mole was revising his rejected grant and moaning about how unfair it all is, when the[…]

DMM Travel Grants for 2015

Posted by on October 2nd, 2015

Are you interested in attending a meeting or course in a DMM-relevant field during 2015? Apply for one of our new travel grants, valid for travel before the end of the year. Applicants will usually be PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their research careers, who will use the funding to support[…]

Mole’s Comedia I. Inferno. Canto 1–19.

Posted by on September 16th, 2015

This Sticky Wicket article first featured in Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.     Text translated from the Italian. I think. With profound apologies to Dante Alighieri (D.A.)   Midway (or more? I hope not) on the journey of my independent career I found myself in a[…]

Special Fellowships for Masters and 1st year PhD students to participate at joint BSDB/SPBD/SEBD Meeting

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015

Great success, at least 25 Masters and PhD students applied to these fellowships.   We want to encourage the participation at our meeting ( of the future generation of developmental biologists, and found some extra funding that allows us to offer up to 10 fellowships to Masters students (with lab experience already) and 1st year[…]

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[…]