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Stem Cells versus Progenitors

Posted by on February 13th, 2011

With so much research focusing on stem cells, I’ve been wondering lately whether researchers are overlooking other important, multipotent cell groups, specifically what are called “progenitor” cells. But then another part of me wonders whether these two groups are so very different from each other. Technically, the main difference between stem cells and progenitors is[…]

News roundup

Posted by on January 31st, 2011

Just a quick roundup of some interesting bits of news. Embryo research in France This one’s rather interesting to read together with the interview with Margaret Buckingham we posted last week. France has very strict regulations in place for research on embryos or ESCs. Now, Nature reports that researchers in France are urging their government[…]

Skip your postdoc?

Posted by on January 20th, 2011

A friend of mine went straight from his PhD in computational (pharmaco)chemistry to an investigator position, and I have heard an unconfirmed second-hand story of one other person recently making this transition in a life science related area. But by and large, most PI jobs require that you have done at least one postdoc, and[…]

Funding Opportunity for BSDB members travelling to ES cell course

Posted by on January 5th, 2011

Message from the BSDB, reposted with permission. Keep in mind that the funding opportunities are for BSDB members only, and the final deadline is very, very soon. The poster for the course was posted on the Node earlier. We have the unique opportunity to provide UK BSDB members with funded opportunities to attend an intensive[…]

Travelling Fellowships

Posted by on November 29th, 2010

Over the past months, we’ve seen a few posts on the Node from people who spent a few months working in labs abroad. All of them were funded by a Development travelling fellowship. The next deadline for these fellowships is coming up on December 31st, and Development would like to encourage you to apply. To[…]

International experience

Posted by on November 26th, 2010

Hello, I am Terry Jackson, a 6th year PhD student in Genetics and Genomics at Duke University which is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. I am working on my degree in the lab of Dr. Philip Benfey whose research focuses on identifying transcription factors in the root of Arabidopsis thaliana. I am pleased to[…]

Grant writing in Africa

Posted by on October 27th, 2010

Today I gave a grant writing seminar for about 25 participants and went through the general structure and preparation as well as the expectations of reviewers and granting agencies.  The whole presentation went really well, and I clearly had an interested audience actively taking notes and asking really insightful questions.  A good conversation followed about[…]

Nippon

Posted by on October 12th, 2010

Dear Reader, My name is Dávid Molnár, I’m a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology at Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary). I’d like to share the story of my summer internship with You! Thanks to the generous offer of Guojun Sheng, the team leader of the Laboratory for Early[…]

American plant research gets a boost

Posted by on October 7th, 2010

In the US, basic plant research is relatively underfunded compared to other fields, with most of the available money going directly towards the development of practical agricultural applications. Last year, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) organized a meeting called “Future Horizons in Plant Science”, where select scientists in the field concluded that there was[…]

Who will regulate UK embryo research?

Posted by on October 1st, 2010

In an attempt to tighten the country’s budget, the UK government wants to cut a large number of arms-length non-governmental organisations. These “quangos” (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organizations) include regulatory bodies, advisory organs, and other committees. Until last week, there were only vague speculations as to which funds would be cut, but the news has become more[…]