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YTRB Network: Worldwide Bridges to Connect Young Tunisian Researchers in Biology

Posted by on May 4th, 2019

The Young Tunisian Researchers in Biology Network: Tunisia is suffering brain drain, especially post Tunisian-revolution (2011). Recent non-official reports say that over 90.000 senior quitted Tunisia since 2012, most of them are doctors, pharmacists and engineers. Aware of considerable role that may Tunisian scientist diaspora could play in the development of Tunisia in general and[…]

Meeting report: “Chromatin-based regulation of development”, an excellent Workshop by the Company of Biologists

Posted by on April 26th, 2019

How can a genome’s cis-regulatory potential drive robust gene expression throughout embryonic development? Do topologically associating domains (TADs) truly contribute to gene expression by spatially constraining the regulatory actions of cis-sequences? And might phase separation by multi-valent proteins also be involved in the regulation of genes and genomic regions? The recent Company of Biologists Workshop on[…]

One-day Symposium on Developmental Bioelectricity in Boston, MA – July 26th, 2019

Posted by on April 16th, 2019

A fundamental question in biology is how cells communicate to fashion and repair complex biological structures and tissues.  It is well established that cells communicate through biochemical cues.  However, compelling evidence suggests that cells and tissues of all types use ion fluxes to communicate electrically as well.  In addition, it is now clear that this[…]

The Young Embryologist Network Conference 2019: Register now!

Posted by on April 8th, 2019

The Young Embryologist Network (YEN), is an academic body aiming to bring together early career scientists within the wide field of developmental biology, in order to provide opportunities to present talks and posters, network and collaborate, and gain research or career advice. YEN was set up in 2008 by graduate students in the prestigious Department[…]

Reflections on the ‘Evo-chromo’ Workshop (November 2018)

Posted by on March 5th, 2019

Alexander Blackwell and James Gahan   At the beginning of November 2018, thirty researchers congregated at Wiston House to attend a workshop titled ‘Evo-chromo: towards an integrative approach of chromatin dynamics across eukaryotes’. The workshop was organised by Frederic Berger (Gregor Mendel Institute) and Ines Anna Drinnenberg (Institut Curie), and was the 27th workshop hosted[…]

Preprints and science news – how can they co-exist? A meeting summary

Posted by on February 25th, 2019

Mate Palfy & Gautam Dey   In the summer of 2018, two commentaries from the Science Media Center (an open letter from Chief Executive Fiona Fox and a ‘World View’ in Nature news by Senior Press Manager Tom Sheldon) voiced concerns about how preprints in the life sciences could pose a potential threat to science[…]

1st Crick-Beddington Developmental Biology Symposium 2019

Posted by on February 19th, 2019

On the 4th and 5th of February, the Crick hosted its first Developmental Biology Symposium in honour of Rosa Beddington FRS (1956-2001). Covering themes from embryonic growth to metabolism and aging, the symposium attracted more than 200 delegates from across the globe.     The symposium harnessed an impressive richness in diversity of topics and[…]

François Jacob Conference:

Posted by on February 11th, 2019

François Jacob Conference: Evolution, Structure and Function of Chromosomes High Order Structure Institut Pasteur, Paris June 4 (2pm) –June 7 (6pm) 2019 http://www.hic2019.conferences-pasteur.org/ (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

CRISPR babies: a view from the centre of the storm

Posted by on February 8th, 2019

This article by Robin Lovell-Badge, published this week in Development, gives a front-row view of the CRISPR babies scandal from last year. When the story broke, we collated reactions from the field – be sure to check them out too.  Towards the end of November 2018, news broke that the Chinese researcher He Jiankui had[…]

Funded places for early-career researchers at a Company of Biologists Workshop in July

Posted by on February 7th, 2019

This summer, the Company of Biologists, the not-for-profit publisher of Development, is running a Workshop on ‘New frontiers in the brain: unexpected roles of the choroid plexus-cerebrospinal fluid system in health and disease‘, organised by Fiona Doetsch and Maria K. Lehtinen. It will cover various bases, many of which intersect with developmental biology: 1. Choroid[…]