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Tissue-specific genome editing in Ciona embryos by CRISPR/Cas9

(Developmental) Biology around the internet- December 2014

Posted by on December 17th, 2014

Here is December’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet!   News & Research: - Masayo Takahashi was the winner of the 2014 Stem Cell Person of the Year award, while the STAP story was chosen as the Stem Cell Story of the Year, in an open vote in Paul Knoepfler’s blog. […]
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Travelling Fellowship deadline approaching!

Posted by on December 10th, 2014

Are you a postdoc or student planning to visit a collaborator’s lab? Then apply for a Development travelling fellowship! You can be awarded up to £2,500 (or currency equivalent) to offset travel costs and expenses, and there are no restrictions on nationality.   The deadline for application is the 31st of December. Find out more on the Travelling Fellowships […]
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EuroStemCell November 2014 Newsletter: World Diabetes Day

Posted by on December 4th, 2014

Hello! We’d like to start by offering our congratulations to Dr Masayo Takahashi who won 2014 Stem Cell Person of year!  A fitting acknowledgement of her and her team’s, hard work. Also this month we marked World Diabetes Day on the 14th of November with a Twitter campaign and two pieces from the EC-funded HumEn research […]
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In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 24)

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Assessing the evolutionary origin of neural progenitors The nervous system of bilaterians arises from a small pool of neural progenitor cells (NPCs) that expressesSoxB genes, a family of transcription factors crucial for neurogenesis. The existence of NPCs has thus far been described in diverse species […]
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Nominations for the 2015 Beddington medal

Posted by on December 1st, 2014

Nominations are invited for the 2015 Beddington Medal for the best graduating PhD student in the field of Developmental Biology. The eligibility period covers PhD dissertations submitted anytime during 2014. The closing date for nominations this year is Wednesday 14th January, 2015. Before submitting any nomination, please read further details here.
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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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Post doc representative on the BSDB committee

Posted by on November 26th, 2014

The BSDB committee are inviting applications and nominations for a post doctoral representative to join the committee. We already have a Graduate Student representative and feel that the post doctoral community should also be represented. This position is available immediately and would be for a two year  term and we would like someone in place […]
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A new stem cell film plus more from EuroStemCell

Posted by on November 4th, 2014

Hello! We’ve got lots of new things to share, including a film and fact sheet combo that looks at cell fate, cell identity and reprogramming, a closer look at an unusual model organism, and an interview with stem cell scientist and Parkinson’s disease specialist Malin Parmar. Also featured in this news update: schools outreach in Scotland […]
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Development: Special Issue on Human Development

Posted by on November 3rd, 2014

As we’ve reported elsewhere on the Node (here and here), we recently held a very successful meeting ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’. As a direct result of the enthusiasm expressed at this meeting, we are now planning a Special Issue on the topic of Human Development, scheduled for publication in late 2015. Submissions must […]
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