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From Stem Cells to Human Development- applications open!

Posted by on February 24th, 2016

  In 2014, Development organised a very successful meeting on how the use of stem cell technologies can inform our understanding of human development (you can read about it here or watch the movie below). The next edition of this meeting will take place in the USA this September and applications are now open! The deadline for[…]

Do you want to run the Node?

Posted by on February 18th, 2016

Cat Vicente, who many of you will know as the Node’s Community Manager, is moving on to exciting new ventures. We’re really sorry to see her go – I’m sure you’ll agree that Cat has done a fantastic job running the Node over the past few years and she’ll be sorely missed, but we wish[…]

2016 CSHL Xenopus Course (last few spots!) Deadline Feb 21

Posted by on February 12th, 2016

In order to encourage applicants to the 2016 Xenopus Course at Cold Spring Harbor, we able to offer substantial support to offset course costs thanks to support from the NICHD, Helmsley Charitable Trust, and HHMI to eligible candidates. We are particularly interested in scientists with an interdisciplinary or non-traditional background, or scientists new to Xenopus.[…]

Applications open for the BSA’s Media Fellowship scheme 2016

Posted by on February 10th, 2016

Applications are now open for the British Science Association’s Media Fellowship scheme. To apply for 2016’s placements, please fill out the online application form by the 18th March at The Media Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a[…]

(Developmental) Biology around the internet- February 2016

Posted by on February 8th, 2016

Here is February’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet!   News & Research – The end of 2015 saw the usual collection of articles highlighting the best of the past year. Nature listed their top 10 people who mattered and the science events that shaped 2015, while Science named CRISPR[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 1- the winner

Posted by on February 4th, 2016

And the winner of the latest round of images from the Woods Hole embryology course is… the short-tailed fruit bat embryo!   Here are the full results: – Pig embryo: 102 votes – Longfish inshore squid embryo: 67 votes – Short-tailed  fruit bat embryo: 296 votes – Mouse embryo: 129 votes       Many[…]

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[…]

Eco Evo Devo Postgraduate Summer School

Posted by on January 27th, 2016

Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to offer our 3rd Eco-Evo-Devo Postgraduate Summer School from August 8th to 12th 2016 at Oxford Brookes University. For full details please see the Summer School website: Alistair McGregor.   (+1 rating, 1 votes) Loading…

Cosy Science talk- Repairing a broken heart: lessons from evolution and development

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

Cosy Science is an informal pub gathering where scientists talk about their research over a pint of beer (or glass of wine!) with anyone who is interested in listening. It is mostly a monthly event, taking place at The Cittie of Yorke pub in London, and everyone is welcome!   As you may know, The Company of Biologists[…]

Meeting reporter wanted for Germline Stem Cells Conference in San Fran!

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

  Germline Stem Cells Conference June 19-21, 2016 – San Francisco, California Website: Germline stem cells represent a uniquely critical type of stem cell that is essential for fertility and propagation of the species. The topic of germline stem cells has become an active area of study both in mammalian systems and in non-mammalian model[…]