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From stem cells to human development: Meeting reporter competition winner!

Posted by on June 29th, 2018

In May we ran a competition to find a meeting reporter for Development’s upcoming meeting on human development and stem cells. We had some wonderful entries from across the field, and are delighted today to announce the winner: Antonio Barral Gil, a PhD student in Miguel Manzanares’ Lab at CNIC (The Spanish Center for Cardiac Research) in[…]

From stem cells to human development: meeting reporter competition

Posted by on May 15th, 2018

***DEADLINE IS TODAY – MAY 15!***   In September, Development is hosting the third of its highly successful series of meetings focusing on human developmental biology. Held in the Wotton House estate near Dorking in Surrey and organised by Paola Arlotta, Ali Brivanlou, Olivier Pourquié and Jason Spence, the meeting will cover the latest developments and future[…]

BSDB writing competition for PhDs & postdocs

Posted by on November 28th, 2017

In preparation of our upcoming 70th anniversary to be celebrated at the special Spring Meeting in Warwick (April 15th-18th 2018), the BSDB announces a writing competition for its graduate student and postdoc members. We are curious to hear about your thoughts (in not more than 500 words) on one of the following topics: The future[…]

Stem Cell & Higher-Order Chromatin Structure: Official meeting reporter wanted

Posted by on July 13th, 2016

Stem cells have the unique properties of both self renewal and differentiation into various lineages. In the last few years, chromatin architecture and noncoding RNAs are emerging as major players in both gene regulation and stem cell differentiation. This November, Abcam is hosting a conference in Sicily to promote this exciting field, and has teamed up with the[…]

Meeting reporter wanted for Germline Stem Cells Conference in San Fran!

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

  Germline Stem Cells Conference June 19-21, 2016 – San Francisco, California Website: www.abcam.com/germlinestemcells Germline stem cells represent a uniquely critical type of stem cell that is essential for fertility and propagation of the species. The topic of germline stem cells has become an active area of study both in mammalian systems and in non-mammalian model[…]

Outreach competition- the winners

Posted by on April 10th, 2014

Science outreach often involves using metaphors, where a real life object or situation is used to explain a complex scientific concept. Last December we launched an outreach competition, and we asked the Node readers to submit pairs of images: a photograph of a real life scene and an image of the scientific concept that it helps[…]

Dicty World Race – 2014

Posted by on March 1st, 2014

The first ever World Dicty Race  will require cells to navigate a complex microfluidic maze to reach a pool of chemoattractant at the finish line.  Diffusion of the chemoattractant will create a spatial gradient to guide cells along the shortest path to the finish line. The challenge is to engineer Dicty or HL60 cells to[…]

Outreach competition- find your own science metaphor!

Posted by on December 5th, 2013

Development recently published an article by Ben-Zion Shilo on his recent science outreach project. In this project, Benny aimed to explain concepts of developmental biology to the public by identifying and photographing their equivalent metaphors in the ‘human’ world. For example, the regular spacing of sun umbrellas on the beach can be seen as a[…]

World Cell Race 2013

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013

Usain Bolt may be the fastest man alive, but which is the fastest cell? Since 2011 that the World Cell Race has been trying to answer this question. The motivation behind the competition is not only to find the fastest cell, but also to understand and discuss cell mobility. Cell movement is very important during development[…]

Enter the EuroStemCell non-fiction writing competition!

Posted by on May 15th, 2013

Spring has sprung! The sun is out at last (sort of), but that’s not the only great news we’ve got from EuroStemCell: we’ve launched our first ever stem cell non-fiction writing competition. This is your chance tell a stem cell story with your imaginative science writing, by creating a comic or by writing a poem. And[…]