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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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A Day in the Life of a Turtle lab

Posted by on December 9th, 2014

We are Juan Pascual-Anaya and Tatsuya Hirasawa, two postdoctoral fellows at RIKEN (Kobe, Japan), in the laboratory of Shigeru Kuratani. We both have been working for the last 4-5 years using turtles as a model organism in the laboratory, studying different aspects of the carapace development.   Three different turtles used in our lab.   […]
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A day in the life of a cnidarian lab

Posted by on December 4th, 2014

I presume the first question that comes into people’s mind when they read the title would be “What are cnidarians?” I also presume a logical follow-up question would be “Why are you working on cnidarians?” If you haven’t asked these questions, I suspect that you are either my colleague and are sitting in the office […]
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (2)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the 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, and the feedback we received […]
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (1)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the 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, and the feedback we received […]
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A day in the life of a shark lab

Posted by on October 31st, 2014

Hi! I am Nuria, a PhD student. I work in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Our group, the BRAINSHARK group, has been working in the evolutionary changes occurring during the development of the nervous system of a small shark (Scyliorhinus canicula) for many years. Our work mostly […]
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