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Book Review: The Cell, A Very Short Introduction

Posted by on January 3rd, 2012

Book Info:  The Cell: A Very Short Introduction by Terence Allen and Graham Cowling. Oct 2011. 152 pages. ISBN: 9780199578757 (Paperback) Price: $11.95 /£7.99 Ever since Anton van Leeuwenhoek first peered at a living cell in 1674, scientists have been driven to learn everything they can about these tiny units of life and as a result[…]

Group Leader position available at MRC-NIMR London

Posted by on September 4th, 2011

Applications are invited for a Principal Investigator position to lead a new research group in Cell and Developmental Biology. We are particularly interested in candidates using quantitative approaches to study any aspect of the cellular and molecular dynamics of developing tissues. Candidates should have an outstanding track record and an ability to lead a team[…]

The Cell: An Image Library

Posted by on August 29th, 2011

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Cinematic Highlights at the BSDB Meeting 2011

Posted by on July 5th, 2011

As promised, in this final part of my meeting report on the BSCB-BSDB Spring Conference 2011 I will highlight a couple of talks which came with visual effects – studies involving live imaging. I prefer to watch these movies in seminars rather than downloading them with a paper because getting live explanations can make things[…]

My journey to scientific editing

Posted by on May 24th, 2011

Although I’m no longer working at the bench, I still think of myself as a scientist. During grad school and much of my post-doc, I assumed that I would follow the “grad student to post-doc to professor track” so that I could continue to be paid to learn for the rest of my life. I’ve[…]

Making life out of noise: “Stochasticity in cell and developmental processes”. Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 17-20 October, 2010. Organized by The Company of Biologists.

Posted by on October 28th, 2010

I always travel with my suitcase packed with genes. Airports, planes and trains offer me the only instances where I find two hours solid of work, and they (genes) are then my best companions. However, in my discipline – developmental biology – it seems lately that, by simply analysing more genes, we are not getting[…]

Recombine to get better

Posted by on September 6th, 2010

Recently a paper in Science caught my attention since its title combines the words mitotic recombination with patients and Ichthyosis. Having worked with Drosophila during my PhD and now being in a vertebrate lab, I’m well aware of the existence of tools to induce mitotic recombination to generate somatic clones of mutant cells in certain[…]

BSDB-BSCB Meeting Report Part III

Posted by on July 10th, 2010

Here is the final part of my meeting report on the BSDB-BSCB Spring Conference this April in Warwick. In the first part, I covered some of the talks on transcriptional regulation, and in part two I gave a brief overview on recent attempts to decipher large-scale transcription factor networks. In this final part I will[…]