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The SDB-BSDB Interview Chain: Mathew Tata interviews Yusuff Abdu

Posted by on August 23rd, 2016

Mathew Tata was the winner of the BSDB poster competition at the BSDB-BSCB 2016 meeting in Warwick. His prize was a trip to Boston to attend the SDB-ISD meeting in August, where he caught up with the SDB poster prize winner Yusuff Abdu to continue the BSDB-SDB interview chain (have a look at our previous[…]

New SDB Grants Initiatives

Posted by on November 10th, 2015

The Society for Developmental Biology has established several new small grant programs for the developmental biology community. SDB Innovation Grant – to develop innovative tools and methods with the potential to have a broad impact on the developmental biology community – Deadlines: December 1 and May 31 SDB Emerging Models Grant – to develop techniques,[…]

An interview with Mike Levine

Posted by on October 20th, 2015

This interview first featured in Development.   Mike Levine, director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, is a developmental biologist who has dedicated his career to understanding how gene expression is regulated during development. Some of his most significant research, such as the co-discovery of the homeobox genes and his work on[…]

On progressing your career and communicating your science- Advice from the SDB meeting

Posted by on August 17th, 2015

Last month I attended the SDB annual meeting in Utah, an excellent conference that featured great scientific talks and additional educative sessions covering outreach, inclusiveness and more. I tweeted extensively from the Node’s twitter account, but as many of the readers of the Node are not on twitter, I realised that you may have missed out[…]

Interview with SDB poster winner Valeria Yartseva

Posted by on August 11th, 2015

Wendy Gu was the winner of this year’s British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) meeting poster competition. Her prize was to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB), which took place in Snowbird, Utah, in July. Continuing the interview chain, Wendy interviewed Valeria Yartseva, who won the poster prize at the[…]

99 (imaging) problems

Posted by on July 17th, 2015

  Last week, the SDB hosted what may well have been its highest annual meeting – at 8000 feet – in Snowbird, Utah. The atmosphere was fantastic, the talks were phenomenal, and the scenery was just obscene. It was an all-around great meeting, topped with a choir of singing PIs after the conference dinner. Couldn’t get better. If you missed[…]

Resources for Developmental Biologists

Posted by on July 16th, 2015

At last week’s SDB Meeting in Utah, I attended the ‘Imaging Workshop’, which was designed to give attendees an overview of some of the imaging-based resources available to the community, and then to facilitate a free discussion among participants about the challenges – and their potential solutions – in the developmental biology imaging field. Several[…]

An interview with Brigid Hogan

Posted by on July 11th, 2015

This interview was first published in Development.   Brigid Hogan is a developmental biologist who has worked extensively on the early stages of mouse development and is now unravelling the mysteries of lung organogenesis. She is the George Barth Geller Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Duke University Medical Center. Brigid is[…]

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[…]

An interview with Christopher Wylie and Janet Heasman

Posted by on November 18th, 2014

This interview first appeared in Development.   The 2014 Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) Lifetime Achievement Award was jointly awarded to Christopher Wylie and Janet Heasman in recognition of their outstanding and sustained contributions to the field. At the 73rd Annual SDB meeting, where they were presented with the award, we asked Chris and Janet about their careers and their advice[…]