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Development and the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted by on March 23rd, 2020

Last week, I and the rest of the Development team said goodbye to our lovely office, and a new era of remote working has begun. But we’re lucky – editorial work can (we hope!) proceed pretty much as normal from our desks at home. Of course, things are not so easy for researchers: shutting down[…]

CENTURI 2020 Postdoc call | 8 open positions in Marseille

Posted by on March 19th, 2020

  CENTURI is recruiting up to 8 Postdocs to start in October 2020, for two years! Recruited candidates will join our vibrant interdisciplinary community in Marseille (France).   Applications to our call will be open until April 17. Candidates can either apply to one of the advertised CENTURI projects or submit their own project, providing[…]

BSDB/GenSoc 2020 Q&As

Posted by on March 18th, 2020

BSDB/GenSoc 2020 had a fantastic planned line up of plenary speakers. Over the past three days we managed to sit down for a virtual chat with five of them – in these short videos, you’ll hear about their science, their connection to the BSDB, how the coronavirus has been affecting their labs, and more.  […]

BSDB/GenSoc 2020 – Exhibitor Showcase

Posted by on March 18th, 2020

Exhibitors are crucial to fund society conferences like BSDB/Gensoc 2020, and since they did not have the chance to promote themselves in person, here we are showcasing some of them (the post will be added to as more come in, as they understandably have a lot on their plate right now!) Who are you and[…]

BSDB/GenSoc 2020 – eTalks and Tweetorials

Posted by on March 18th, 2020

The BSDB/GenSoc meeting’s cancellation left organisers and us thinking about ways to try to replicate some of it online. Over on Twitter it’s been a blast – just look at #BSDBGenSoc2020 where you’ll find speaker profiles, poster sessions (which we also put on the Node: I and II), and lots of discussions. But what about[…]

3 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Ph.D Fellowships in Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology

Posted by on March 17th, 2020

NEUcrest is a four-year project, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme. The neural crest is an essential stem cell population of the vertebrate embryos. The project focuses on integrating academic, clinical and industrial research for a better understanding of neural crest development and neural crest related diseases. The NEUcrest network comprises 20 partners[…]

BSDB/GenSoc 2020 Poster Session II

Posted by on March 17th, 2020

Here’s the second poster session of the virtual BSDB / Genetics Society 2020 meeting. The presenters would love to hear your comments and questions   1. Rebecca Lea (The Francis Crick Institute) ‘Identifying novel regulators of human pluripotency and embryogenesis’.   Fighsare link   2. Lara Busby (University of Cambridge) ‘Investigating time & cell fate[…]

Scientist/Post-doctoral Associate position in leukemic stem cells and metabolism is available at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Posted by on March 16th, 2020

Scientist/Post-doctoral Associate position (100%) is available in the laboratory of ‘’Stem Cells and Leukemia’’ at the University Clinic of Hematology & Central Hematology, Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR), Inselspital Bern, Switzerland. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative scientist with a PhD or MD/PhD degree to contribute to research projects aiming to explore[…]

BSDB/GenSoc 2020 Poster Session I

Posted by on March 16th, 2020

The online version of the BSDB Genetic Society Spring meeting is well on its way over on Twitter (follow it at #BSDBGenSoc2020 and see our recently updated post for details about what we’re planning over the next couple of days). Here we’re going to share the e-Poster session – 12 participants uploaded the posters they[…]

eBSDB/GenSoc 2020 plans

Posted by on March 14th, 2020

  UPDATE 16 MARCH events timetable added below Following the cancellation of BSDB/GenSoc2020, the meeting organisers have been seeking ways to maintain some elements of the meeting through online interactions. We do not plan to run a full virtual meeting, but we do plan to experiment with ways to recreate some of the useful and fun[…]