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About: Lucy Freem

Postdoc at the Roslin Institute.

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Meeting Report: Genome Editors and CRISPRs meeting, Edinburgh 23rd April 2015

Posted by on May 5th, 2015

Around 200 scientists from several Edinburgh research institutes gathered in central Edinburgh to discuss the current state and uses of zinc finger nucleases, TALENs (TAL effector nucleases) and CRISPR/Cas9 technology. The one-day meeting covered applications ranging from creating transgenic zebrafish lines to carrying out disease-relevant genetic modification of human cells. The meeting was lively and[…]

From SNPs to starlings: Avian Model Systems 2014, 5th-8th March

Posted by on March 17th, 2014

Deep snow failed to chill the atmosphere at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories as the most diverse Avian Model Systems meeting yet took place. The model organisms involved included transgenic quail and zebra finches, canaries, and even barn owls and the American white-throated sparrow, alongside the more prosaic chicken. The interaction of ideas from the endocrine[…]

BSDB/BSCB/JSDB Joint Spring Meeting Report, part two

Posted by on May 1st, 2012

Tuesday: Cell cycling and growth, stem cells and fate, and medal-winners’ lectures Buzz Baum opened the cell cycle and growth in development session with a talk about his lab’s work at UCL on cell shape changes during mitosis in dissociated culture and in epithelial sheets. The talk covered cell rounding on entry into mitosis due[…]

BSDB/BSCB/JSDB Joint Spring Meeting Report, part one

Posted by on May 1st, 2012

The 2012 Spring meeting of the British Society for Developmental Biology was held on the 15th-18th April at the spacious campus of Warwick University.  The meeting was held jointly with the Japanese Society for Developmental Biology and the British Society for Cell Biology. Many delegates from the JSDB attended, presented interesting talks and posters and[…]