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The SDB-BSDB Interview Chain: Mathew Tata interviews Yusuff Abdu

Posted by on August 23rd, 2016

Mathew Tata was the winner of the BSDB poster competition at the BSDB-BSCB 2016 meeting in Warwick. His prize was a trip to Boston to attend the SDB-ISD meeting in August, where he caught up with the SDB poster prize winner Yusuff Abdu to continue the BSDB-SDB interview chain (have a look at our previous[…]

The People Behind the Papers #2

Posted by on August 22nd, 2016

In this series, we interview the people behind some of the most exciting recent papers in developmental biology and related fields, to give context to the work and find out how the story came together.   Today’s paper is from the latest issue of Development and investigates the mechanisms of lizard tail regeneration, revealing distinct cell behaviours in[…]

The People Behind the Papers #1

Posted by on August 16th, 2016

In this new series, we interview the people behind some of the most exciting recent papers in developmental biology and related fields, to give context to the work and find out how the story came together. To inaugurate the series, we start with a paper that came out recently in Cell, and uncovered a mechanism for how nuclear pore[…]

Interview with Beddington medal winner Elena Scarpa

Posted by on April 21st, 2016

Every year, the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) awards the Beddington Medal to the best PhD thesis in developmental biology. The 2016 award went to Elena Scarpa, who did her PhD with Roberto Mayor at University College London (UCL). We caught up with Elena at the BSCB/BSDB Spring meeting, and we asked her about[…]

Building genetic tools in Drosophila research: an interview with Gerald Rubin

Posted by on April 18th, 2016

This interview first featured on Disease Models and Mechanisms.   Gerald (Gerry) Rubin, pioneer in Drosophila genetics, is Founding Director of the HHMI-funded Janelia Research Campus. In this interview, Gerry recounts key events and collaborations that have shaped his unique approach to scientific exploration, decision-making, management and mentorship – an approach that forms the cornerstone[…]

Interview with BSDB poster winner Mathew Tata

Posted by on April 15th, 2016

Valeria Yartseva was the winner of last year’s Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) meeting poster competition. Her prize was to attend the spring meeting of the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB), held jointly with the British Society for Cell Biology at the University of Warwick in the UK. Continuing the interview chain, Valeria interviewed Mathew[…]

An interview with Abigail Tucker

Posted by on April 5th, 2016

This interview first featured in Development.   Abigail Tucker is a professor at King’s College London, UK and her lab works on various aspects of craniofacial development – from basic, evolutionary and clinical biology perspectives. This year, Abigail will be awarded the first Cheryll Tickle Medal by the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB). We[…]

An interview with Cheryll Tickle

Posted by on April 5th, 2016

This interview first featured in Development.   Cheryll Tickle is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath, UK. She dedicated her long research career mainly to the study of limb development in the chick, and has received numerous awards for her contributions to science, including being elected a Fellow of The Royal Society and[…]

An interview with Melissa Little

Posted by on March 15th, 2016

This interview first appeared in Development.   Melissa Little is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Her lab has studied kidney development and regeneration for over 20 years, recently making notable advances in the generation of kidney organoids from human iPSCs. We chatted with Melissa about her career,[…]

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[…]