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Emilia Favuzzi: winner of the 2018 Beddington medal

Posted by on February 17th, 2018

The Beddington Medal is the BSDB’s major commendation to promising young biologists, awarded for the best PhD thesis in Developmental Biology defended in the year previous to the award. Rosa Beddington was one of the greatest talents and inspirational leaders in the field of developmental biology. Rosa made an enormous contribution to the field in[…]

Nominate BSDB committee members,

Posted by on February 16th, 2018

Sear BSDB Members,   I am writing to ask you to consider nominating individuals for membership of the BSDB committee.   Due to committee retirements, three new individuals are needed to serve as ordinary committee members, beginning in October 2018.   Their term of office will be five years and they will be required to (make every[…]

YEN Conference 2018: Abstract submission and registration is open!

Posted by on February 3rd, 2018

Young Embryologist Network Conference 2018 14th May 2018 The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK   This year we are pleased to announce Professor Wolf Reik as our keynote speaker. His research group, based at the Babraham Institute, investigates the roles of epigenetic gene regulation in mammalian development. We are also honoured to have Dr Susan Cox and Dr[…]

Apply for The Company of Biologists Gurdon Summer Studentships

Posted by on January 26th, 2018

The Company of Biologists Gurdon Summer Studentship scheme was initiated by the BSDB in 2014 to provide highly motivated undergraduate students with 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. For the last four years, the quality[…]

The new BSDB Newsletter: a focus on communication & advocacy

Posted by on January 26th, 2018

Please, have a look at the newest issue of the BSDB newsletter, which can be downloaded here. It covers two eventful years of our society’s history and is by far the longest ever published! This seems only appropriate considering that 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the BSDB’s foundation. In recognition of its history, the[…]

Explaining Developmental Biology to non-specialists

Posted by on January 24th, 2018

The BSDB recently initiated an advocacy campaign, starting with (1) the gradual development of the best arguments that can be used as elevator pitches in discussions, presentations, applications or publications, and (2) the collation of support resources which were first published on the BSDB website and are now present in improved version on The Node.[…]

Report: Joint BSDB/Nordic Autumn Meeting

Posted by on January 8th, 2018

BSDB Autumn Meetings can be organised by members. So do not hesitate to approach if you have any ideas. However, note that we are booked for meetings through to 2021 (see BSDB meetings webpage). So think ahead, let us know, and we will help you with the organisation. Read here a report about the[…]

Helen Weavers – BSDB’s Dennis Summerbell Awardee 2017

Posted by on January 4th, 2018

Following a generous donation, the BSDB has instituted the Dennis Summerbell Lecture, to be delivered at its annual Autumn Meeting by a junior researcher at either PhD or Post-doctoral level. The 2017 lecture awardee was Helen Weavers (School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, University of Bristol) was with her submitted abstract “Understanding the inflammatory[…]

The BSDB’s advocacy strategy

Posted by on December 26th, 2017

The BSDB will soon publish its next newsletter. An important topic in that issue will be communication within our community and advocacy of Developmental Biology. See here a preview of the contribution by our communications officer Andreas Prokop describing the BSDB’s advocacy strategy. The BSDB’s advocacy strategy As argued in a recent PLoS Blog, there[…]

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[…]