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Embryology 2018: Where embryos changed lives

Posted by on January 22nd, 2019

I had heard legendary stories about the MBL and the Embryology course in the months leading up to it. Stories about the collaborations of minds that wouldn’t normally meet in the same lab, discoveries that could only have occurred at the MBL, it’s what made me apply. But once I was accepted the nervousness kicked[…]

Five wonders of the Embryology Course 2018

Posted by on August 20th, 2018

Summer of 2018 will genuinely be the summer to remember for all 24 MBL embryology students. To me, the MBL embryology 2018 course was like a wonderland full of breath-taking experimental adventures, unexpected discoveries, scientific growth and madly passionate researchers. Thus, let me take you on a journey across the five wonders of this course.[…]

On the beauty and wonder of endless forms: a reflection on Embryology Course 2018

Posted by on August 16th, 2018

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being,[…]

Life changing experiences with Embryos

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

It’s hard to describe with words how my experience has been at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, but I’m going to give it a try… My attendance at the 2018 Embryology course at the MBL, has been possible thanks to an award I won in my home country, during the International[…]

The Woods Hole Embryology Experience

Posted by on January 12th, 2018

My first listen to Jimi Hendrix’s album, “Are you experienced?” was as a prepubescent kid who still had a Matchbox car collection. It’s hard to describe. A world of magic opened up for me; to the chagrin of my parents, I decided I wanted to be a musician instead of a scientist, and in a[…]

2017 MBL Embryology Course underway at Woods Hole!

Posted by on June 8th, 2017

Today marks Day 3 of the Embryology: Concepts & Techniques in Modern Developmental Biology course (http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/embryology/) at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA (http://www.mbl.edu/). 24 students along with faculty, teaching assistants and course assistants arrived over the weekend to embark on a life changing summer experience. Since my days in undergraduate research in[…]

Drawing Embryos, Seeing Development

Posted by on January 25th, 2016

  Today, when we want to capture an image given by the microscope we can either snap a photograph of it or obtain a computer-generated image. But prior to when photographic methods began making their way into biology labs and journals, this meant you had to draw it. For embryologists, this meant creating accurate, detailed[…]

Developmental Gene Regulatory Networks Course at Woods Hole

Posted by on May 11th, 2015

An advanced short course “Gene Regulatory Networks for Development” will be given at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA, October 11-24, 2015. This will be the 8th edition of this unique course, which is open to graduate students, postdocs, PIs or anyone else who might profit from a fast moving treatment of this new field.[…]