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Images for ‘BodyWorks’ Exhibtion @ Glasgow Science Centre – March 2013

Posted by on September 24th, 2012

Hello Everyone, I represent one of two PhD students from the lab of Dr Kim Dale at the University of Dundee currently engaged in designing an exhibit for the new exhibition ‘BodyWorks’ at the Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) due to open in March next year. The exhibition itself, which will be based on the whole[…]

Stem Cell Revolutions: A Review

Posted by on July 2nd, 2012

Stem cells are often in the media and are promoted as wonder cells that can solve the problems of most diseases. The stories told throughout this film give the story of stem cells behind the hype and describes the  real state of stem cell research and therapies today as well as what we are aiming[…]

#stemcellfacts – Tweeting stem cell research

Posted by on February 16th, 2012

At the start of February, EuroStemCell used our Twitter page @eurostemcell in a new way: We posted a series of fascinating facts and ‘test your knowledge’ questions about stem cells, using the hashtag #stemcellfacts. The tweets covered a lot of ground, from embryonic stem cells and blastocysts to skin stem cells, gut stem cells, heart[…]

The Wonder of Stem Cells

Posted by on August 12th, 2011

At the ISSCR meeting in Toronto in June I noticed this display at the top of the escalators: These fabrics with patterns related to stem cells are part of an ongoing exhibition at Toronto’s Ontario Science Centre (OSC). In collaboration with the Stem Cell Network, the “Super Cells: The Wonder of Stem Cells” exhibit displays[…]

Science – The Bigger Picture

Posted by on May 1st, 2011

This is a retelling of the student and post-doc workshop from the second day of the BSDB/BSCB joint spring meeting that took place in Canterbury at the University of Kent. The session emphasised the need for accurate science and scientific involvement in public communication. It ended up a bit longer than I’d intended, but this[…]

EuroStemCell: connecting scientists with European citizens

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011

I’m one of a team of science communicators, scientists, clinicians and social scientists involved in a project called EuroStemCell. It’s an EU-funded project that unites more than 90 European stem cell and regenerative medicine research laboratories in a coordinated effort to engage with the public about our science, and support others to do the same.[…]

HHMI Biointeractive

Posted by on December 30th, 2010

Each year in early December, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute hosts a series of educational seminars, called the Holiday Lectures, in which researchers explain the very basic concepts of their work. The lectures make a great introduction to a topic, and all past lectures are available on the HHMI Biointeractive site or as DVDs for[…]

My Hox genes were messed up

Posted by on December 13th, 2010

In Spring 2010, the Biol 460 Developmental Biology class at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calfornia, made this video about Hox genes: Set to the tune of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok”, but with far more intelligent lyrics and a funnier video, the song refers to the Ultrabithorax mutation that causes Drosophila to grow a second pair of[…]

SDB at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Posted by on November 18th, 2010

The Society for Developmental Biology participated in the first USA Science and Engineering Festival held October 10-24, 2010 in Washington, DC.  SDB sponsored four separate events throughout the festival in an effort to share the field of developmental biology with the community.  This included a teacher workshop based on the BioEYES K-12 science education program,[…]