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The tale of three cities – Valdivia, Jyväskylä and London

Posted by on January 23rd, 2017

This is the latest dispatch from a recipient of a Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowship. Learn more about the scheme, including how to apply, here, and read more stories from the Fellows here. Hanna Hakkinen   I am originally a Finnish evolutionary biology student who got fascinated about developmental biology during my exchange programme couple of[…]

A CoB-assisted adventure in lamprey embryology

Posted by on January 20th, 2017

This is the latest dispatch from a recipient of a Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowship. Learn more about the scheme, including how to apply, here, and read more stories from the Fellows here. Tetsuto Miyashita   Pasadena.   Everyone gets different images for the place. JPL. Richard Feynman. The Big Bang Theory. I can’t dissociate the[…]

A Place where ECM biology and lymphangiogenesis flow together

Posted by on January 9th, 2017

This is the latest dispatch from a recipient of a Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowship. Learn more about the scheme, including how to apply, here, and read more stories from the Fellows here. Nanami Morooka     It was spring in 2015 when I first met Dr. Stefan Schulte-Merker in Osaka, Japan. There, it became[…]

Science in the City of Angels

Posted by on December 1st, 2016

Since the first reported results from Yamanaka et al. in 2006, pluripotent stem cell culture has become an advantageous approach for modeling human disorders and diseases. The directed differentiation of stem cells into particular cell types can also be the basis for powerful in vitro models of early developmental defects in humans. Our lab is[…]

Paris – Cambridge – Paris: a Megakaryocyte story

Posted by on November 14th, 2016

The first news came as a shock: so the British Railways are not always perfectly on time? For an Italian, that was a massive cultural shock. The second one was even more surprising: English weather is not that bad; actually, it is better than Parisian weather. But still, I was unable, on the train from Paris to Cambridge, to stop thinking about how[…]

Journey to the East: from San Diego to Singapore

Posted by on July 18th, 2016

Axons in mature nervous systems regenerate poorly after injury, creating a major obstacle for recovery from neuronal injury. We know, however, that their regenerative capabilities are affected by both cell-extrinsic and intrinsic factors. Understanding these processes is crucial to provide future therapeutic intervention for neuronal regeneration. We recently found a cell-intrinsic factor inhibiting axon regeneration[…]

Madrid Adventure to Study Autophagy in Melanoma Stem Cells

Posted by on May 20th, 2016

I am hugely grateful to the Journal of Cell Science and the Company of Biologists for awarding me a traveling fellowship to visit the laboratory of Dr Guillermo Velasco at Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. During this visit I gained a greater understating of the skills and techniques used to manipulate autophagy regulatory pathways within[…]

From London to Paris – Travelling through Cell Science

Posted by on April 7th, 2016

Thanks to the Cell Science Travel Fellowship of the Company of Biologists, I was able to work for 2 months at the Institut National de la Recherché Agronomique (INRA) in Jouy-en-Josas, a small town close to Paris, in France.   I just started the second year of my PhD in the group of Dr. Mostowy[…]

Zürich to Dresden and back: of small fish and big data

Posted by on February 9th, 2016

In Spring 2015, just a couple of months into my PhD, I started to settle with my new surroundings in Zürich, making friends in my PhD lab of Dr. Christian Mosimann, and learning the fine details of early zebrafish development. That is when suddenly one morning Christian casually asked me how I’d feel about moving[…]

Travelling fellowship: Breaking boundaries in science from Colombia to London

Posted by on November 6th, 2015

I am a third year PhD student and I work on limb regeneration in a non-model organism: Bolitoglossa ramosi, a salamander belonging to the family Plethodontidae. These salamanders show some important biological differences when compared to the most studied models in this field (axolotls and newts), such as the absence of lungs and postaxial development[…]