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Question of the month- patenting public research

Posted by on January 29th, 2016

Last week the Montreal Neurological Institute announced that it will become the first fully Open Science academic institute. In addition to  making their results and data available for free upon publication, this initiative also includes a  commitment not to register patents on any of their discoveries. This announcement comes in contrast with the ongoing heated dispute on[…]

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme

Posted by on January 28th, 2016

The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme is a new initiative that offers talented students with a university degree from outside of Denmark an opportunity to launch their careers in the vibrant environment of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research center cluster. Sixteen students will be recruited annually through the programme for enrolment in August the same year.[…]

Early Career Fellowships – Bangor University

Posted by on January 28th, 2016

Bangor University will provide matched funding for applicants interested in applying for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships. The School of Biological Sciences ( has facilities for the maintenance of marine invertebrates, tropical freshwater fish, small mammals and fruitflies/insects, with research groups working on genetic and developmental aspects of these and other groups. Interested applicants[…]

Wellcome Trust Independent Senior Research Fellow at Warwick Medical School

Posted by on January 27th, 2016 The University of Warwick has initiated a Wellcome-Trust funded research programme in “Quantitative Biomedicine” to bridge physical / mathematical sciences and biomedicine. The programme is of a cross-campus nature with strong participation from the Division of Biomedical Cell Biology and the Warwick Systems Biology Centre. We are seeking early career researchers who are no[…]

Eco Evo Devo Postgraduate Summer School

Posted by on January 27th, 2016

Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to offer our 3rd Eco-Evo-Devo Postgraduate Summer School from August 8th to 12th 2016 at Oxford Brookes University. For full details please see the Summer School website: Alistair McGregor.   (+1 rating, 1 votes)Loading…

4-year PhD position available at the Sars Centre in Bergen/Norway.

Posted by on January 27th, 2016

A 4-year PhD position is available in the Steinmetz lab to study the role of nutrients and feeding in gamete growth and maturation in cnidarians. Please find more details on the position and the application here: More info on the lab: (No Ratings Yet)Loading…

PhD position available to study arachnid evolution and development

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

  PhD position available in the McGregor lab ( to investigate the role of gene duplication and divergence during the evolution of spiders, scorpions and other arachnids:               (No Ratings Yet)Loading…

Cosy Science talk- Repairing a broken heart: lessons from evolution and development

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

Cosy Science is an informal pub gathering where scientists talk about their research over a pint of beer (or glass of wine!) with anyone who is interested in listening. It is mostly a monthly event, taking place at The Cittie of Yorke pub in London, and everyone is welcome!   As you may know, The Company of Biologists[…]

Meeting reporter wanted for Germline Stem Cells Conference in San Fran!

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

  Germline Stem Cells Conference June 19-21, 2016 – San Francisco, California Website: Germline stem cells represent a uniquely critical type of stem cell that is essential for fertility and propagation of the species. The topic of germline stem cells has become an active area of study both in mammalian systems and in non-mammalian model[…]

Peter Lawrence

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

What ho nodites, I am putting here a link to my latest polemic on the issues discussed in the interview and some others. Of course being carefully written it is a little more accurate and pointed and widely ranging than the verbatim interview. There might be a way of reading it gratis if you drop[…]