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The Node in Japan

Posted by , on 30 June 2012

Earlier this month, I attended the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, which was held in Yokohama this year. I won’t go into much detail about ...

MBL course: Gene regulatory networks for Development

Posted by , on 28 June 2012

In October, the MBL in Woods Hole will host the 5th high level short course on developmental gene regulatory networks. Course directors are Eric Davidson and David McClay, with Isabelle ...

CoB Workshop: Epigenetic Memory Day 3

Posted by , on 27 June 2012

Tuesday, third day of the workshop, brings up more arguments to the epigenetic memory debate. Alyson Ashe from Cambridge UK discussed the establishment and maintenance of silencing through generations in ...

CoB workshop: Epigenetic Memory, Day 2

Posted by , on 27 June 2012

The day starts with a sumptuous breakfast, and the promise of some great talks. Carl Wu talks about the assembly of histone variants at yeast centromeres. Edith Heard takes us ...

@ICAR 2012: Introductory Workshop on the Mechanics of Plant Growth

Posted by , on 26 June 2012

Please join us on the first day of ICAR 2012  (Tuesday 2nd July 16.00-17.30) for a series of short topical introductions to the field and discussions. Find out how mechanics ...

In Development this week (Vol. 139, Issue 14)

Posted by , on 26 June 2012

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: BRAF signalling sets astrocyte numbers Astrocytes are the most numerous cell type in the mammalian central nervous system but little ...

CoB Workshop: Epigenetic Memory

Posted by , on 26 June 2012

After nearly 20 hours of traveling, I have arrived at the stately house Wiston in the English countryside county of West Sussex, England. Before even getting out of the car, ...

Postdoctoral Research Associate position at UCL

Posted by , on 25 June 2012

Applications are invited to join a research group  investigating the developmental mechanisms, genetics and cell biology underlying neural tube closure and neural tube defects (NTDs). Recent research has identified key ...

EuroStemCell: latest news and what next?

Posted by , on 25 June 2012

EuroStemCell is an EU-funded project focussed on public engagement with stem cell and regenerative medicine research. For the latest news on what we’re doing and major issues affecting the field, ...

Meeting Report - The 4th Young Embryologist Meeting

Posted by , on 23 June 2012

The Young Embryologist Network (or YEN for short) held its fourth annual meeting this year on the 1st June. The conference began as a small afternoon gathering in a lecture ...

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