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Wellcome PhD – Lab 2: Tea at the poles

Posted by , on 12 July 2011

This is my personal report on the second of three laboratory projects which I have undertaken during the rotation year of my 4-year Wellcome Trust PhD. I studied how yeast ...

Keeping an Open Mind - A Scientist's Quest for Positive Change

Posted by , on 12 July 2011

I am the founder and CEO of DataGiving. I founded DataGiving whilst completing my Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Cambridge. I have always been passionate about helping people. ...

Stem cell research in Qatar

Posted by , on 11 July 2011

There’s an interesting interview in Nature News, with Abdelali Haoudi – the vice-president for research of the Qatar foundation. Qatar opened a biomedical research institute a few years ago, and ...

Select a Development cover - round 4

Posted by , on 11 July 2011

The Embryology course at Woods Hole is still ongoing, and you can read more about what they’ve been up to so far in David Gold’s post. The images below are ...

Greetings from the 118th Embryology Class

Posted by , on 6 July 2011

Twenty-four of us have been working for the past five weeks, studying development in a variety of contexts and organisms at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  The ...

the Node survey

Posted by , on 5 July 2011

Since its launch in June 2010, the Node has attracted thousands of visitors. Some have visited only once, others return every day. Some have written on the site, others only ...

Cinematic Highlights at the BSDB Meeting 2011

Posted by , on 5 July 2011

As promised, in this final part of my meeting report on the BSCB-BSDB Spring Conference 2011 I will highlight a couple of talks which came with visual effects – studies ...

Meeting the worm community

Posted by , on 1 July 2011

Last week I attended the 18th international C. elegans meeting at UCLA, organised by the Genetics Society of America. Having done most of my scientific training with mammalian cell culture, ...

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