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When Basic Science Intersects with Disease, and Patients

Posted by , on 29 May 2015

Developmental biologist Gabrielle Kardon, Ph.D., never thought that she would be explaining morphogenesis to patient support groups, but that’s where her science led her. And instead of shying away, she ...

PhD student and Postdoc positions: Tricellular junction formation

Posted by , on 29 May 2015

Positions for a PhD student and a postdoctoral scientist are available in the laboratory of Stefan Luschnig at the University of Münster, Germany. Using mainly Drosophila as a model, we ...

"Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance" Workshop - Funded Early Career Scientist Places Available

Posted by , on 29 May 2015

The next Company of Biologists Workshop is titled “Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance” and we have 10 funded places available for early career scientists! This workshop is being organised by Edith Heard and Ruth Lehman and will ...

Finding Collaborators: from London to Stuttgart

Posted by , on 28 May 2015

I’m Dr Rie Saba, a postdoc at Translational Cardiovascular Therapeutics, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London (UK), studying the role of endocardium in the mammalian heart development. ...

Question of the month- lab size

Posted by , on 28 May 2015

Lab sizes vary considerably, from small groups that include only the lab head and maybe a student or postdoc, to huge enterprises of several dozen people, including senior postdocs that manage smaller sub-groups ...

How The Bird Got Its Beak

Posted by , on 28 May 2015

Nature’s most interesting secrets can sometimes be found in our own backyards. One such secret is related to all birds, those pigeons, thrushes and sparrows that we see everyday. This ...

The atlas of mouse development eHistology resource

Posted by , on 27 May 2015

This Spotlight article was written by Elizabeth Graham, Julie Moss, Nick Burton, Chris Armit, Lorna Richardson and Richard Baldock, and was first published in Development.   The Atlas of Mouse Development ...

This year's BSDB Autumn meeting is in the Algarve, together with the Portuguese and Spanish Developmental Biology Societies.

Posted by , on 27 May 2015

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the first joint meeting of the Portuguese, British and Spanish Societies for Developmental Biology, a unique occasion to gather ...

In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 11)

Posted by , on 26 May 2015

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Hippo signalling: not just for growth The Hippo signalling pathway regulates organ growth: activation of the pathway inhibits proliferation ...

An illustrated anatomical ontology of the developing mouse lower urogenital tract

Posted by , on 25 May 2015

Georgas et al. have presented a comprehensive update to the anatomical ontology of the murine urogenital system. These updates pertain to the lower urinary tract, genital tubercle and associated reproductive ...

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