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BSDB-BSCB Meeting Report Part II

Posted by , on 21 June 2010

As announced in my last post, here is part two of the BSDB-BSCB Spring Meeting Report. It deals with two presentations on networks of transcription factors (TFs). During development, such ...

Teaching embryology to undergraduates

Posted by , on 18 June 2010

I am employed as a graduate teaching assistant for a first year biomedical sciences course at Auckland University in New Zealand. The class is called Cellular and Developmental Biology and ...

Development editors at the helm of developmental biology societies

Posted by , on 16 June 2010

(Originally posted in Development) Development editors Liz Robertson (Professor of Developmental Biology at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in Oxford) and Alexandra Joyner (Courtney Steel Chair in Pediatric ...

Developing science in a far country: the paradoxes of life ...

Posted by , on 16 June 2010

I am from Chile, a country located along the extreme southwestern coast of South America, a beautiful land of happy and courageous people, with an admirable geography however from time ...

Welcome to the Node - a virtual coffee break

Posted by , on 14 June 2010

On one of the walls of the Royal Institution in London is the following quote: “Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break” ...

Meeting report from the 2nd joint meeting of the SFBD AND JSDB 2010 - "From Cells to Organs"

Posted by , on 13 June 2010

(This was essentially written by Dr. Chris Gordon – see bottom for details, though “Heather” posted it here.) Approximately 320 participants attended the second joint meeting of both the Japanese ...

Research snippets from the Land of the Tiger

Posted by , on 13 June 2010

It is close to three years since my first visit to the ‘Land of the royal kings and gold, tigers, cobras and elephants’ – INCREDIBLE INDIA!! Yes, incredible in every ...

BSDB-BSCB Meeting Report Part I

Posted by , on 12 June 2010

The recent joint meeting of the British Societies for Developmental Biology (BSDB) and Cell Biology (BSCB) in Warwick provided an exciting opportunity to catch a glimpse of the future of ...

Write your next article with your head in a cloud

Posted by , on 12 June 2010

There are many ways to write a collaborative research article, review, grant or conference proposal. One of the most comfortable frameworks when there are more than two of you actually ...

An interview with Kate Storey and Silvia Marino

Posted by , on 27 May 2010

(Originally published in Development) In February 2010, in the beautiful setting of Wiston House, nestled at the foot of the hilly South Downs in Sussex, UK, The Company of Biologists, ...

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