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“Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources” Workshop during the 8th European Zebrafish Meeting

Posted by on July 18th, 2013

This was my first time in lovely Barcelona. I travelled from London the day before the zebrafish meeting kicked-off (in order to be well rested and alert for all the talks and posters!). I attended the “Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources” workshop and I have to say it was absolutely helpful for any scientist working[…]

An “ordinary” first day at the BSCB/BSDB Joint Spring Meeting 2013

Posted by on April 9th, 2013

Before I even start to tell you anything about this year’s BSCB/BSDB Joint Spring Meeting, I would like to apologise to you if you expect this post to be a detailed description of the science presented there. As tempting as that was, I forced myself no to do it because I wanted to give you[…]

A feedback from Paris UPMC/Curie International program

Posted by on December 23rd, 2012

The UPMC/Curie Institute International Course in Developmental Biology took place in Paris during five weeks. Students coming from Master or PhD programs around the world gathered together for the three first weeks to participate to the practical part. The group was composed of approximately 20 people from France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland, India, Greece, the[…]

SpotOn London

Posted by on November 20th, 2012

Last week I attended SpotOn London – a conference focused entirely on the role of the Internet on research, science outreach, science policy, tools, and related topics. There were talks about using alternative metrics to asses the value of research papers, discussions about doing outreach while working in the lab, issues related to women in[…]

Cycles and cell cycles – EMBO meeting day 1

Posted by on September 23rd, 2012

The fourth annual EMBO meeting is currently underway in Nice. I had a few hours to walk around the city before the meeting started, and discovered that Nice is a haven for cyclists, with a network of bicycle paths and a city-wide bike share system. But last night, Nice also became a haven for cell[…]

Back from the MBL

Posted by on July 22nd, 2012

I take on the story where my colleagues left it, one week now after leaving MBL and the embryology course behind. Settled into my normal life, I look back and I am sure I am yet to process what we have just experienced.  It would be redundant, for my colleagues have already done this, to[…]

Transcending boundaries: MBL Embryology 2012

Posted by on July 6th, 2012

The most striking realization I have had over the course of last four weeks spent at MBL, Woods Hole is how limitless is the scientific spirit . Pioneers of classical embryological manipulation techniques appreciating the importance of mathematical modeling, groups going to non-model organisms in search of an answer, groups identifying novel questions by merely[…]

Science – The Bigger Picture

Posted by on May 1st, 2011

This is a retelling of the student and post-doc workshop from the second day of the BSDB/BSCB joint spring meeting that took place in Canterbury at the University of Kent. The session emphasised the need for accurate science and scientific involvement in public communication. It ended up a bit longer than I’d intended, but this[…]