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Marion Silies wins GfE thesis award

Posted by , on 31 March 2011

Every two years, the German society for developmental biology (Gesellschaft für Entwicklungsbiologie – GfE) hands out an award for the best PhD thesis of the previous two years. At their ...

Seeing Further

Posted by , on 29 March 2011

The Royal Society has collected a series of images that illustrate the moment important scientific discoveries were made. This “Moments of Seeing Further” collection includes a notebook sketch from 1980, ...

GfE/JSDB meeting in Dresden

Posted by , on 24 March 2011

The joint GfE/JSDB meeting is currently underway in Dresden. The organizers have managed to keep the meeting going with a full schedule, despite some delegates from Japan being unable to ...

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 8):

Posted by , on 22 March 2011

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: Fishing out adult neural stem cells Adult neural stem cells (NSCs) hold great potential for the treatment of neurodegenerative ...

PhD studentship: the role of chromatin in embryonic development

Posted by , on 21 March 2011

Nicoletta Bobola’s research group Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester The objective of this fully-funded 4-year PhD project is to investigate how the composition of chromatin regulates ...

Image competition finalists

Posted by , on 21 March 2011

In the Node’s recent image competition, we asked for images related to developmental biology and some sort of intersection – playing on the double meaning of the word “node” in ...

YEN Seminar Next Week – March 24

Posted by , on 17 March 2011

We are delighted to announce the first double-seminar session hosted by the Young Embryologist Network (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cdb/yen) on March 24th from 4pm – 6pm (& refreshments afterwards) in the A.V. Hill Lecture Theatre, Medical ...

Travel funding

Posted by , on 17 March 2011

If you’re attending a conference later this year and need help funding your travel, you can apply for one of the Company of Biologists’ Direct Travel grants. The maximum amount ...

Bird’s-eye view: CoB workshop on Cancer as a Microevolutionary Process

Posted by , on 15 March 2011

During the past week, a group of scientists followed in the footsteps of Winston Churchill and convened at the lovely Wilton Park in Sussex for a Company of Biologists Workshop ...

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Posted by , on 14 March 2011

We were deeply shocked to hear about the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, and would like to express our sympathy with the people of Japan. ...

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