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Abigail Tucker: the first to be awarded the BSDB Cheryll Tickle medal

Posted by on February 1st, 2016

As reported earlier last year, the BSDB has introduced the Cheryll Tickle Medal, which will be awarded annually to a mid-career, female scientist for her outstanding achievements in the field of Developmental Biology. The BSDB is proud to announce the inaugural awardee Prof. Abigail Saffron Tucker. The medal will be presented at the BSCB/BSDB Spring[…]

An interview with Peter Lawrence

Posted by on January 20th, 2016

This interview first featured in Development.   Peter Lawrence, FRS, is a fly geneticist based at the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. During his illustrious career he has carried out pioneering work on pattern formation and polarity, and his contributions have been recognised by many honours, including the Prince of Asturias prize[…]

An interview with Melina Schuh

Posted by on January 14th, 2016

This interview first featured in the Journal of Cell Science and is part of their interview series Cell Scientists to Watch.   Melina Schuh received her diploma degree in biochemistry from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, where she completed her Diploma thesis with Stefan Heidmann and Christian Lehner. She went on to do her PhD with[…]

An interview with Nipam Patel

Posted by on December 16th, 2015

This interview first featured in Development.   Nipam Patel is a developmental biologist based at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, where he uses a variety of organisms to study the evolution of developmental systems, from arthropod body plans to butterfly colouration. We asked him about his career and scientific interests, his role as an[…]

An interview with Tatsushi Igaki

Posted by on December 10th, 2015

This interview first featured on Disease Models and Mechanisms.   Tatsushi Igaki is currently based at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Biostudies, where he leads a research group dedicated to using Drosophila genetics to build a picture of the cell-cell communications underlying the establishment and maintenance of multicellular systems. His work has provided insight[…]

An interview with José Silva

Posted by on November 5th, 2015

This interview first featured in the Journal of Cell Science and is part of their interview series Cell Scientists to Watch.   José Silva studied biology at the University of Porto, before leaving Portugal to obtain a PhD degree at Imperial College London in the laboratory of Neil Brockdorff. He did his postdoc with Austin Smith[…]

An interview with Mike Levine

Posted by on October 20th, 2015

This interview first featured in Development.   Mike Levine, director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, is a developmental biologist who has dedicated his career to understanding how gene expression is regulated during development. Some of his most significant research, such as the co-discovery of the homeobox genes and his work on[…]

An interview with Irene Miguel-Aliaga

Posted by on October 6th, 2015

This interview first featured in the Journal of Cell Science and is part of their interview series Cell Scientists to Watch   Irene Miguel-Aliaga left sunny Barcelona to pursue a PhD at Oxford University in the laboratory of Kay Davies. She did her postdoctorate at Harvard University in Stefan Thor’s lab, and briefly relocated with[…]

An interview with Philip Zegerman

Posted by on September 15th, 2015

This interview first featured in the Journal of Cell Science and is part of their interview series Cell Scientists to Watch   Philip Zegerman earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge, where he later also pursued a PhD in the lab of Tony Kouzarides at the Gurdon Institute. For his postdoctoral work, he switched[…]

An interview with Didier Stainier

Posted by on September 1st, 2015

This interview first featured in Development.   Didier Stainier is a Principal Investigator at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Having spent most of his career in the USA using zebrafish to study organ development, Didier recently moved back to Europe and is now branching out to study organ[…]