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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[…]

Medal & Award winners at the 2017 BSCB/BSDB/Gen Soc Spring Meeting

Posted by on April 11th, 2017

As every year, the Spring meeting was the time of awards and medals! This year, we had awardees of three societies who are listed below. For those wanting to have a look at the topics of talks and posters presented at the meeting, please download the abstract book here. Watch the movies of the BSDB[…]

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[…]

BSDB/BSCB Spring meeting 2015, meeting report

Posted by on April 28th, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, the BSDB and the BSCB held their annual joint spring meeting at the University of Warwick. The spring meetings are their major annual event and a must-go for all cell and developmental biologists in the UK (and beyond). Now, before I go any further, here’s a disclaimer: I love this meeting.[…]

BSDB/BSCB Spring Meeting 2013 – Report Part 2: Science!

Posted by on April 11th, 2013

In this second part of my BSDB/BSCB spring meeting report, I will attempt to paint a picture of the scientific content of the conference in broad brush strokes. I have grouped talks into overarching topics and will highlight some of my favourites in each category.   Epigenetics It is only on rare occasions that a[…]

BSDB/BSCB Spring Meeting 2013 – Report Part 1: Alternative Careers for Scientists

Posted by on April 5th, 2013

[Ed. comment: This is the first of a number of posts by a few people who attended this year’s BSDB/BSCB meeting. Look out for more on the meeting over the coming days] As every year, the joint BSDB/BSCB spring meeting was taking place on the 17th – 20th of March 2013 on the vast campus[…]

Cinematic Highlights at the BSDB Meeting 2011

Posted by on July 5th, 2011

As promised, in this final part of my meeting report on the BSCB-BSDB Spring Conference 2011 I will highlight a couple of talks which came with visual effects – studies involving live imaging. I prefer to watch these movies in seminars rather than downloading them with a paper because getting live explanations can make things[…]

Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the BSDB Meeting 2011

Posted by on June 20th, 2011

Here is part 3 of my report on the 2011 BSCB-BSDB Spring Conference this April in Canterbury. In the first part, I covered Mark Krasnow’s amazing opening lecture on lung development, and in part two I introduced this year’s awardees of the BSCB and BSDB honorary medals. Here I’ll highlight some of the talks in[…]

Awards presented at this year’s BSCB-BSDB Spring meeting in Canterbury

Posted by on May 31st, 2011

Each year, three medals to honour extraordinary research achievements in cell and developmental biology are awarded at the joint conference of the British Societies for Cell Biology (BSCB) and Developmental Biology (BSDB). Here on the Node, Eva has recently posted an interview with Carlos Carmona-Fontaine, to whom this year’s Beddington medal was awarded, for his[…]