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Send your nominations for BSDB committee members by 7 March

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017

The BSDB invites nominations for three new committee members, who will commence their 5 year term in October 2017 replacing three members who will retire this year. Committee members are required to (make every attempt to) attend two committee meetings per year, one of which coincides with the annual BSDB Spring Meeting.   All nominations[…]

Meeting review: BSDB/Anne McLaren Memorial Trust 2016 Autumn Meeting

Posted by on February 10th, 2017

The use of chimaeras to study developmental mechanisms: from lineage tracing to disease models   Under the sponsorship of the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund and The Company of Biologists, the BSDB Autumn meeting organised by Jenny Nichols and Tristan Rodriguez took place in the Pollock Halls at the University of Edinburgh. The topic this[…]

YEN Conference 2017: Registration open now!

Posted by on February 8th, 2017

Young Embryologist Network 9th Annual Conference. 9th May 2017 at the Institute of Child Health, UCL, London. This year, YEN is honoured to have Dr Darren Gilmour from EMBL Heidelberg present the Sammy Lee Memorial Lecture. We are also pleased to host two invited speakers, Dr Karen Liu (King’s College London), and Professor Michael Stumpf (Imperial College London). As well as three abstract-selected talk sessions and a poster[…]

Advocacy for Developmental Biology

Posted by on November 30th, 2016

To promote Developmental Biology, we should have our elevator pitches ready at all times – whenever there is an opportunity to talk about our discipline – be it to the public, students, fellow scientists or policy makers. This is a first attempt at providing a concise rationale and ideas that can be woven into such[…]

BSDB Autumn Meeting

Posted by on October 18th, 2016

The 2016 BSDB Autumn meeting under the topic of ‘chimaeras and their use in studying  developmental processes and disease models’ was organised by Jenny Nichols and Tristan Rodriguez. It took place on 28-30 August in The Pollock Halls at the University of Edinburgh and was sponsored by the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund and The[…]

Exciting news on neural stem cell niches: stunning research from Fiona Doetsch’s lab

Posted by on August 26th, 2016

http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/fulltext/S1934-5909(16)30163-1 Sense & Sensibility: niche signals regulate neural stem cells in an age-dependent manner paper feature by Thomas Schwarz-Romond Tissue specific stem cell niches provide lifelong support for adult stem cells. The cell-biological dissection of (adult neural) stem cell – niche interactions uncovered unexpected regulatory functions. These new results imply that stem cell niches actively[…]

Model Organism Database funding is in trouble: Let your voice be heard

Posted by on June 23rd, 2016

  Model Organisms such as yeast, worm, fly, fish, rat, and mouse are key drivers of biological research, providing manipulable and cost-effective experimental systems that continuously yield fundamental insights into human biology and health. These discoveries rely on the accumulated wealth of genetic, genomic and cellular knowledge for each organism, which is made accessible via[…]

Reflecting on the student & postdoc events at the BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016

Last year, the BSDB carried out a student and postdoc survey (see here), and the results clearly highlighted the need for more dedicated program items for young researchers on BSDB conferences. In response, the BSDB student rep Alex Ashcroft, the BSCB postdoc rep Alexis Barr, and the BSDB postdoc rep  Michelle Ware took initiative and[…]

BSDB Autumn Meeting: the use of chimeras to study developmental mechanisms

Posted by on May 9th, 2016

It is our greatest pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 BSDB autumn meeting that will be held from the 28-30 August in Edinburgh. This conference is our only theme driven meeting for 2016 and provides a unique forum to network and socialise with a wide cross-section of the developmental biology and stem cell community. In[…]

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[…]