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The BSDB Beddington Medal Winner 2017: Erik Clark

Posted by on April 11th, 2017

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[…]

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[…]

Midwest Society for Developmental Biology Meeting, October 16-18, 2014

Posted by on December 29th, 2014

I am a little late getting this post pulled together, but I am going to consider it a developmental delay, hopefully one that still results in a reasonably wild-type embryo, er, meeting summary. The 52nd Annual Midwest Society for Developmental Biology Meeting was held October 16-18th at Washington University in St. Louis. I had previously[…]

Meeting deadlines for your calendar

Posted by on October 24th, 2013

The next few months will see several interesting meetings, and deadlines are approaching. Here are some dates for your diary:   Registrations still available: – The joint meeting of the French Society for Developmental Biology and the French Society for Genetics will take place in Avignon from the 12th to the 15th of November, and[…]

ISSCR Annual Meeting – Day 4

Posted by on June 18th, 2013

Final day at the ISSCR. No posters. No concurrent sessions.  Just pure plenary all day. And indeed, the eclectic mix of talks provided a fitting end to 4 days of diverse science. Ian Chambers kicked things off with an excellent talk describing the surprising recent finding by his laboratory that reduced levels of Oct4 actually[…]

ISSCR Annual Meeting – Day 3

Posted by on June 16th, 2013

After a fun night socialising, the stem cell science kicked off again in earnest on Friday morning. The morning session turned to ‘Cell and Gene Therapy’ – the final goal of many at the meeting. David Williams and Alesandra Biffi provided fascinating insights into the past and future of the gene therapy field, with a[…]

ISSCR Annual Meeting – Day 2

Posted by on June 15th, 2013

Day 2 featured a full scientific program, including a morning plenary and two afternoon sessions with concurrent talks running in five different rooms. Luckily many of the talks are being videoed and will be available to attendees for a few weeks after the event – a good idea as it’s impossible not to feel like[…]

ISSCR Annual Meeting 2013

Posted by on June 11th, 2013

Hi there, My name’s Harry and i’m going to be blogging from the ISSCR annual meeting in Boston, starting tomorrow. I’ll try and add daily updates to let you know what’s new in the stem cell field and give an overall impression of the ISSCR experience. Hopefully if you click on the ISSCR tags below[…]

Young Embryologist Meeting 2012 (YEM:2012)

Posted by on February 29th, 2012

  4th Young Embryologist Meeting Friday 1st June 2012 UCL Institute of Child Health, London   Registration and Abstract Submission NOW OPEN (until March 31st)       The 4th Young Embryologist Meeting (YEM:2012) will take place on the 1st of June 2012 in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre at UCL’s Institute of Child Health, London.[…]

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[…]