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2018 JDB Travel Award

Posted by on October 11th, 2017

  The Journal of Developmental Biology are inviting applications for the 2018 JDB Travel Award. The award is for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to attend a conference of their choice in 2018). The award will consist of 800 CHF (Swiss Francs), and nominations must be in by 15/10/17 Find out more on the JDB[…]

SDB Puerto Rico Research Relief Grant

Posted by on October 6th, 2017

Reposted from the SDB’s website   The Society for Developmental Biology is deeply concerned about the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria to the laboratories of our colleagues in Puerto Rico. In order to facilitate the continuation of research programs in those labs or at another temporary host location, SDB is offering relief grants[…]

New Intern on the Node

Posted by on September 18th, 2017

Hello readers of the Node! My name is Sarah and I’m delighted to meet the Node readership as the new intern on the Node, hopefully I will be communicating and interacting with many of you over the next three months. Please allow me to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about myself. I[…]

Older wombs linked to complications in pregnant mice

Posted by on September 6th, 2017

This article is recent news from the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, view the original post here and the Nature Communications research paper here. Deciding to start a family later in life could be about more than just the age of your eggs. A new study in mice suggests the age of a mother’s womb may[…]

DanStem is taking stem cell research to the next phase

Posted by on August 24th, 2017

With a new grant of almost 15 million EUR from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, DanStem scientists will be focused on a new programme for translational hematology. The Programme could have a major impact on treatment of haematological malignancies. The primary aim is to identify novel treatments for patients with blood cancers AML (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) and[…]

Reactions to the CRISPR human embryo paper

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017

A paper published online yesterday in Nature (and ‘leaked’ a week ago by the MIT Technology Review) describes the use of CRISPR in human embryos to correct a mutation that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The work has hit the headlines and sparked debate about its utility and implications. Collated below are responses from the field (or[…]

January 2018: Summer! Beach! New friends and Top Developmental Biologists in course in Chile

Posted by on July 31st, 2017

New fellowships from SDB for students from USA and Canada to attend the International Course on Developmental Biology on January 9-21, 2018 in Quintay Chile. Fellowship for Latin American students will be available as well. Nipam Patel, Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado, Ray Keller, Claudio Stern, Corinne Huart, Maria Leptin, Andrea Streit, among other will teach, hands-on, the[…]

Editorial changes

Posted by on July 24th, 2017

This Development Editorial appeared as an advanced online article on 21 July. Olivier Pourquié, Katherine Brown   Here at Development we are very sad to be saying goodbye to two of our editors: Ottoline Leyser and Geraldine Seydoux. Both Ottoline and Geraldine have been valued members of the editorial team since 2011, and we are[…]

A New (and open-access!) Antibody Search Platform: BenchSci

Posted by on July 13th, 2017

Antibodies are one of the most commonly used research reagents. However, due to their innate variability, finding the right antibody can be a challenge. Scientists devote a significant amount of time sifting through the literature to find antibodies that have been shown to work under specific experimental contexts matching their research interests. This process often[…]

Tenured faculty position in the area of Paleontology and Evolutionary Developmental Biology University of California, Berkeley

Posted by on July 6th, 2017

The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at the University of California, Berkeley are soliciting applications for a 100% (50 % IB, 50% MCB) time new senior level faculty member actively working at the interface between the fields of paleontology and evolutionary developmental biology; this position is[…]