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All movies of the 2016 BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting

Posted by on April 23rd, 2016

In 2016 the BSCB/BSDB Spring conference has yet again been a great success, and many prizes were announced, amongst them the BSDB’s Waddington, BSCB’s Hooke, BSCB’s Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award, BSDB’s Cheryll Tickle and BSDB’s Beddington medals. See below movies of the first four of the five medal talks and find more[…]

8th Young Embryologist Network Conference

Posted by on April 14th, 2016

8th Young Embryologist Network Conference 27th May 2016 09:15-18.00 UCL Institute of Child Health Registration and abstract submission are now open! The 8th Young Embryologist Network Conference aims to bring together developmental biologists from across the UK (and beyond) to discuss their work. This year, YEN is honoured to have Professor Paul Martin from the University of Bristol present The Sammy Lee Memorial[…]

BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting 2016: BSDB medals & all other awards

Posted by on April 13th, 2016

The joint BSDB/BSCB spring meeting has yet again been a great and most successful event. As every year most of our Awards are announced on this meeting and the BSDB would like to congratulate all prize winners and awardees. Quick Access – Waddington | C Tickle | Beddington | Summary Enrico Coen: winner of the[…]

Enrico Coen: the 2016 BSDB Waddington medal winner

Posted by on April 11th, 2016

The BSDB is delighted to announce Enrico Coen CBE FRS (John Innes Centre, Norwich) as the 2016 winner of theWaddington Medal. Professor Coen was awarded the medal for his pioneering contributions to understanding patterning and morphogenesis in plants, particularly snap dragon flowers. His work elegantly combines molecular genetics, diverse imaging techniques and computational modeling (see the[…]

The Node at the BSDB Spring meeting (with new freebies!)

Posted by on April 7th, 2016

The 2016 Spring meeting of the British Society for Development Biology (held jointly with the British Society for Cell Biology) will start this Sunday at the University of Warwick and the Node will be there! Pop by The Company of Biologists’ stand to chat with Cat, our community manager, and collect our new freebies! If[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- the winner

Posted by on March 30th, 2016

The results are out! The winner of this year’s movie round from the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course is… the Drosophila embryo imaged in 7 channels!   Here are the full results: Fly embryo (Dorso-Ventral Split): 29 Fly embryo (Sections): 32 Fly Eye Disk: 10 Fly Embryo (7 channels): 76     Many congratulations to Connie Rich (University[…]

Special Issue on Organoids

Posted by on March 15th, 2016

In vitro organogenesis has exploded onto the stem cell and developmental biology scene. It is now possible to make  miniaturised approximations of many different organs – known as organoids – entirely in vitro, using either pluripotent stem cells or adult tissue stem cells as starting material. Coaxed towards their fate by various signalling molecules and growth factors,[…]

Editorial- Closing the circle: from organoids back to development

Posted by on March 15th, 2016

This editorial was written by Melissa Little and first appeared in Development.   Organogenesis is an inherently fascinating developmental process. It requires the creation of complex form and function from a collection of distinct cell types, all of which come together without a template. To achieve this, cells within the developing organ undergo differentiation, migration,[…]

What would you ask Nobel Prize Laureate Shinya Yamanaka?

Posted by on March 14th, 2016

It’s been 10 years since induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were first reported from the lab of Prof. Shinya Yamanaka. Since then, the field of direct reprogramming has grown immensely, and iPSCs have proved themselves to be an extremely useful and versatile tool, enabling research into basic developmental biology, the mechanism of reprogramming itself, as[…]

Travelling to a conference? Apply now for a DMM travel grant!

Posted by on March 9th, 2016

Are you interested in attending a meeting or course in a DMM-relevant field? Apply for one of our travel grants of up to £600 (or currency equivalent). The first application deadline is 29 April 2016. Applicants will usually be PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their research careers, who will use the[…]