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NIMR Canvas -Patches from the developmental biologists at NIMR

Posted by on April 20th, 2015

The MRC National Institute for Medical Research has celebrated its centenary in 2014. On 1st April 2015 NIMR ceased to exist, as it became part of the new Francis Crick Institute. To commemorate this event, I proposed to produce a textile artwork as a lasting memento of NIMR. Each current research lab, support section and […]
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A day in the life of a Planarian lab

Posted by on April 12th, 2015

Greetings and warm welcome to the “Planarian lab @ Oxford” The lab is based in the Department of Zoology in The Tinbergen Building on South parks Road in the “Land of dreaming spires; Oxford”. Zoology Department in Oxford, has a rich heritage across the biological sciences, including association with three Nobel laureates (Peter Medawar, Niko […]
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Best method to measure force transmission between cells

Posted by on April 6th, 2015

We have been trying to implement FRET in the lab and transfect our cells with mechanical biosensors, but so far we haven’t managed to successfully force our cells to express our constructs. After some digging, we realised that this technique does not work for all cell types. Its success seems to be highly dependent on cell […]
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Mole’s Wow! So now you have your own lab! Part II- The teaching monster

Posted by on March 31st, 2015

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.   To read part I- ‘The imposter’ click here.
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Mole’s Wow! So now you have your own lab! Part I- The imposter

Posted by on March 31st, 2015

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.     To read part II- ‘The teaching monster’ click here.
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studenships – DEADLINE!

Posted by on March 12th, 2015

End of March is the application deadline for the Gurdon Studentship scheme. This scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. We look for students with a strong academic record and clear career vision, who have taken the initiative to establish contacts […]
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A day in the life of an Axolotl lab

Posted by on February 25th, 2015

Annie Espinal-Centeno & Luis Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez Hello! I am Annie, a research assistant in the group of Molecular and Developmental Complexity, under the supervision of Dr. Luis Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez. Our group is part of the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity (LANGEBIO) at Irapuato, Mexico. We are a relatively new group as we only started […]
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (3)

Posted by on February 3rd, 2015

In 2014, the British Society of Developmental Biology (BSDB) has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. The 10 successful applicants spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, […]
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A day in the life of a maize lab

Posted by on February 1st, 2015

Maize has a rich history as a model organism for genetics; Rollins Emerson began describing mutants in the 1930’s. Large chromosomes, amenable to cytology, aided Barbara McClintock in her critical discovery of transposable elements for which she earned a Nobel Prize in 1983. As developmental biologists, we treasure maize for its large and varied meristems, […]
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A day in the life of a Honeybee lab

Posted by on January 19th, 2015

Welcome to the Lab for Evolution and Development. The lab is situated in the deep south of New Zealand in the quaint Scottish inspired little city of Dunedin. 1/5 of the population of Dunedin is made up of students and the University is considered the heart of the Dunedin community. I was a student here […]
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