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EuroStemCell: connecting scientists with European citizens

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011

I’m one of a team of science communicators, scientists, clinicians and social scientists involved in a project called EuroStemCell. It’s an EU-funded project that unites more than 90 European stem cell and regenerative medicine research laboratories in a coordinated effort to engage with the public about our science, and support others to do the same.[…]

the Node image competition

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011

[updated 24/2] – New deadline: March 15 To celebrate the successful first half year of the Node, we’re running a competition. A Node Latin, Nodus – a knot In general – a point of intersection In developmental biology – an embryonic tissue that patterns a developing embryo All you have to do is send us[…]

Meeting report from the 2010 Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference “Molecular Switches and Genome Function in Stem Cells and Development”

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011

In 2010 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories building upon the success of its educational programs established an equivalent program in Asia and Pacific Rim centered in Suzhou, China – Cold Spring Harbor Conferences Asia (CSHCA). This development echoes the spectacular advances in biological research throughout the region (especially in China) over the past 30 years. The[…]

EMBO Workshop. Frontiers in Sensory Development, Barcelona, Spain

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011

Barcelona is the setting for the EMBO Workshop, Frontiers in Sensory Development from 3rd-6th May, 2011. The meeting will focus on different aspects of sensory development, function and evolution in both vertebrate and invertebrate systems. We hope this workshop will allow a better understanding of common themes in sensory function and will encourage colleagues working[…]

The (re)birth of the DSDB

Posted by on February 1st, 2011

As the world of research into developmental biology becomes larger, and the arrival of online communities such as The Node allows us to bring that world a little closer to hand, the importance of using scientific communities to share expertise and experience only grows.   Therefore, here in the Netherlands we are pleased to announce that[…]

How to stay in contact with the French Community of Developmental Biologists?

Posted by on February 1st, 2011

I remember when I was a post doc abroad. Science was great, life in a foreign country was very nice, but there was one huge drawback for a French in exile: how to stay in contact with research in France (or any country…), especially when you are a newcomer in the developmental biology field? One[…]

Conference Announcement: Chick meeting

Posted by on February 1st, 2011

The 4th international chick meeting will be held in Sendai, Northern Japan, from August 29th to September 2nd, 2011. The meeting aims to build on previous meetings consolidating the links between the different disciplines within the bird community, exploring new frontiers in avian research and developing key community resources. The program is still being finalized, but[…]

News roundup

Posted by on January 31st, 2011

Just a quick roundup of some interesting bits of news. Embryo research in France This one’s rather interesting to read together with the interview with Margaret Buckingham we posted last week. France has very strict regulations in place for research on embryos or ESCs. Now, Nature reports that researchers in France are urging their government[…]

Blogging the Flood at the University of Queensland

Posted by on January 30th, 2011

On January 12th, about three quarters of the Australian State of Queensland was flooded as local rivers and creeks overflowed from rainfall. Needless to say, it’s been an extremely wet summer. One victim was the University of Queensland, which still stands next to the Brisbane River, the cause of the city of Brisbane’s troubles. Flood[…]

An interview with Margaret Buckingham: President of the French Society of Developmental Biology

Posted by on January 27th, 2011

(This interview originally appeared in Development) Margaret Buckingham is Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and she is also the current President of the French Society of Developmental Biology (Société Française de Biologie du Développement, SFBD). We spoke with her about the role of the SFBD and about[…]