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Musings of an accidental scientist

Posted by on November 6th, 2017

As we sat together at a farewell dinner after I graduated from Princeton University, my advisers asked me, “What got you into science?”. Although a simple, straightforward question on the surface, it sent me down memory lane and I found it incredibly difficult to provide a concise, one-line response. I grew up in a rural[…]

Christiana Ruhrberg, winner of the BSDB Cheryll Tickle Medal 2018

Posted by on October 24th, 2017

In 2016, the BSDB introduced the Cheryll Tickle Medal, which is being 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 2018 awardee Christiana Ruhrberg. The medal will be presented at next year’s Spring Meeting where Christiana will give the[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (12)

Posted by on October 24th, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

“Skype a Scientist” – 30 minutes well spent

Posted by on September 26th, 2017

I recently participated in “Skype a Scientist” – a program self-described as one that “matches scientists with classrooms” and “give(s) students the opportunity to get to know a ‘real scientist’”. Pretty accurate. Basically, if a scientist signs up, she will be matched with a k-12 classroom somewhere around the world. After some coordination with the[…]

Developmental Biologists meet in the Lion City

Posted by on August 30th, 2017

  Meeting Report: Congress of the International Society for Developmental Biology (ISDB 2017)   Singapore, the Lion City, attracted hundreds of developmental biologists from around the world to attend the 18th Congress of the International Society for Developmental Biology (ISDB 2017), June 18-22, at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The meeting takes place every[…]

Advocacy for Developmental Biology

Posted by on August 30th, 2017

To promote Developmental Biology and bring across the importance of fundamental research in this field, we all should have our elevator pitches ready at all times – whenever there is an opportunity to engage with audiences about our discipline – be it with the public, students, fellow scientists or policy makers. This is a first[…]

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[…]

Gordon Research Conference- Developmental Biology 25th-30th June, 2017

Posted by on July 9th, 2017

As any early career researcher will know, attending your first big scientific meeting is a memorable event in your academic life. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the Gordon Research Conference in Developmental Biology, held in sleepy South Hadley, two hours outside Boston, Massachusetts. For anyone who wasn’t local, the two hour drive[…]

Jenny Nichols, the winner of the BSDB Cheryll Tickle Medal 2017

Posted by on April 13th, 2017

In 2016, the BSDB introduced the Cheryll Tickle Medal, which is being 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 2017 awardee Jenny Nichols. The medal was presented at this year’s Spring Meeting where Jenny gave the Cheryll Tickle[…]

Bill Harris, winner of the BSDB Waddington Medal 2017

Posted by on April 13th, 2017

The Waddington Medal, the only national award in Developmental Biology, is awarded for outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community. The medal is awarded annually at the BSDB Spring Meeting, where the recipient presents the Waddington Medal Lecture (note that all awards of the 2017 Spring Meeting are listed here). The BSDB[…]