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Molecular Control of Embryonic Development

Posted by on May 22nd, 2015

On the twentieth anniversary of the Nobel Prize for research in fly embryonic development By Peng Kate Gao 2015 marks the twentieth year since developmental biologists Edward B. Lewis, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric F. Wieschaus won the Nobel Prize for their discoveries on the genetic control of early embryonic development (Figure 1). This anniversary is[…]

A day in the life of a lizard lab

Posted by on May 22nd, 2015

Welcome to the Eublephosphere! Eublephosphere (noun) – A place in which those who study the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) reside. Our names are Noeline Subramaniam and Kathy Jacyniak and we are Master’s students at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Vickaryous, we have become budding regenerative biologists! Our[…]

Mole- So now you have your own lab! Part III- The pact

Posted by on May 22nd, 2015

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.   To read part I- ‘The imposter’ click here. To read part II- ‘The teaching monster’ click here. (+1 rating, 1 votes)Loading…

An evening at Pint of Science USA – Boston/Cambridge

Posted by on May 21st, 2015

Pint of Science is a science outreach organization that holds an annual festival across 9 countries (UK, Ireland, France, Italy, USA, Australia, Spain, Germany and Brazil) in 6 major themes, to bring the deeper, ground-breaking questions of science and the researchers working on them in contact with public at the local watering holes. The 2015[…]

From Maps to Circuits: Models and Mechanisms for Generating Neural Connections

Posted by on May 20th, 2015

From Maps to Circuits: Models and Mechanisms for Generating Neural Connections 7-9 December 2015 Strasbourg, France Understanding the development of the nervous system is a key challenge that has been approached by both experimental and theoretical neuroscientists. In recent years there has been a gradual move towards the two groups working more with each[…]

Use of mathematics in developmental biology

Posted by on May 19th, 2015

I’m conducting a study on biologists’ use of math; in order to identify the main mathematical and statistical tools currently used in the field. The results of the study would help to inform the graduate and undergraduate curriculum in Biology and Mathematics–as well as the curriculum of related training programs outside of academia–so that they[…]

Review of the Young Embryologist Network Annual Meeting 2015

Posted by on May 19th, 2015

Having just begun my new role at the Society of Biology five weeks ago, I’m embarking on the exciting prospect of travelling around the country to meet potential members and find out about the important work they are doing. The mood is very high at the Society as we were granted Royal status only last[…]

From our sister journals- May 2015

Posted by on May 19th, 2015

Here is some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.       Xenopus as a developmental model of neuroblastoma Neuroblastoma (NB) is a paediatric form of cancer derived from the sympathetic nervous system. Recent genome-wide sequencing data suggest that often NB does not have a clear genetic cause,[…]

YEN 2015

Posted by on May 18th, 2015

My review of the Young Embryologist Network London Meeting 2015   As I write this, I am currently listening to the third very impressive senior PI talk in a row addressing ‘how to succeed in science’. This one is from an incredible woman who came through the German system, did a PhD at the EMBL[…]

Project Manager – Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform

Posted by on May 18th, 2015

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge Salary: £38,511-£48,743 Reference: PS05620 Closing date: 14 June 2015 Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2018 in the first instance. Three UK Research Councils; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research[…]