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Research Highlight #2: Blood stem cells heterogeneity arises from accessible chromatin

Posted by on May 18th, 2020

Hi there! Today’s highlight is focusing on a major question for the haematology community: what is causing blood stem cell heterogeneity? Please do not hesitate to let me know your thoughts in the comments here or on Twitter (@BioRugby)!   Highlight #2: Chromatin accessibility is the main source of heterogeneity in foetal haematopoiesis We have[…]

Echoes of “Chromatin-Based Regulation of Development” workshop OR “to TAD or not to TAD”?

Posted by on May 14th, 2019

The non-profit publishing groups can make a real difference The very best part of being a scientist is cracking mysteries of the universe and what is in it. The second best thing about this profession, in my opinion, is being part of a scientific community. Conversations, conferences, workshops, collaborations, networking, support and constant inspiration from[…]

Company of Biologists Workshop: Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance

Posted by on December 22nd, 2015

In October, I attended the latest Company of Biologists Workshop “Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance“. Marco Geigges, one of the attendees at the Workshop, has already posted his impressions of the event. While there, I had the opportunity to speak to the organisers and some of the speakers and early career scientists, and we recorded this short[…]

Workshop “Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance”

Posted by on November 2nd, 2015

At the beginning of October 2015, the workshop “Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance” organized by Edith Heard, Ruth Lehmann and the Company of Biologists took place in Wiston House, West Sussex, United Kingdom. 20 invited speakers, all leading experts in the field, presented their thoughts about transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and their research towards describing and understanding these[…]

Cricket Leg Regeneration: Histone Modification Matters

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015

In autumn, crickets generally exhibit chirping songs in the temperate East Asian country of Japan. While the African field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus originates from tropical countries, it is an emerging model animal globally because of its ability to regenerate amputated legs during nymph and its developmental mode (short germ band) (Mito and Noji, 2008). Many[…]

An interview with Caroline Dean

Posted by on August 18th, 2015

This interview first featured in Development.   Caroline Dean is a plant biologist based at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK. She helped to establish Arabidopsis as a model plant organism, and has worked for many years on the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate vernalisation, the process by which plants accelerate their flowering after periods of[…]

Travel Grants: Epigenetics, Obesity & Metabolism conference

Posted by on August 13th, 2015

Funds, especially for travel have been tightly squeezed in recent times and here at Abcam we know of how difficult it is for scientists, especially those starting out in their careers to attend conferences. Abcam is committed to bringing scientists together to share information, strengthen relationship and forge new collaborations. With this ethos, we’re very[…]

Funded places still available for the workshop ‘Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance’!

Posted by on July 2nd, 2015

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Epigenomics of Common Diseases

Posted by on June 8th, 2015

Epigenomics of Common Diseases 6-9 November 2015 Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK Conference hashtag: #ECD15 Bursary deadline: 8 September | Abstract deadline: 22 September | Registration deadline: 6 October The 5th Wellcome Trust Epigenomics of Common Diseases conference will bring together leading scientists from the fields of epigenomics, genetics and bioinformatics to discuss the[…]

“Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance” Workshop – Funded Early Career Scientist Places Available

Posted by on May 29th, 2015

The next Company of Biologists Workshop is titled “Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance” and we have 10 funded places available for early career scientists! This workshop is being organised by Edith Heard and Ruth Lehman and will take place from the 4th – 7th October 2015 at Wiston House, West Sussex, in the UK.  You can find more information about this workshop here. Only[…]