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Workshop commentary: past, present and future of choroid plexus and cerebrospinal fluid biology

Posted by on September 16th, 2019

Written by: Aida Rodrigo Albors, Laura Pellegrini and Neil Dani. This July, The Company of Biologists Workshops together with Maria K. Lehtinen and Fiona Doetsch organized a meeting titled “New Frontiers in the Brain: Unexpected Roles of the Choroid Plexus-Cerebrospinal Fluid System in Health and Disease”. Set in the gorgeous countryside of Steyning in the United[…]

A long (microbial) journey…

Posted by on May 24th, 2018

In this post, Prof. Genoveva F. Esteban (Bournemouth University) goes hunting for protozoa at a Company of Biologists Workshop   This is the story of a journey that started a few years back with the finding of a rare community of single-celled organisms in a small and isolated nature reserve’s pond in Dorset. This microbial community[…]

Funded places for ECRs in plant development workshop

Posted by on January 23rd, 2018

In April, The Company of Biologists is hosting a workshop ‘Cellular gateways: expanding the role of endocytosis in plant development‘, organised by Jenny Rusinova, Takashi Ueda and Daniel van Damme. There are around 10 funded places available for early career scientists to attend the workshop, along with the 20 speakers. Deadline for applications = 16[…]

Fueling embryology and developing metabolism

Posted by on May 25th, 2016

By Carlos Carmona-Fontaine and Patricia Nunes   Most scientific conferences have become large gatherings where little exchange of ideas can actually occur. There are way too many people to start socializing with folks you don’t know and there are so many talks that the idea of sitting through one on a topic on which you[…]

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[…]

The Company of Biologists Workshop: Getting Into and Out of Mitosis

Posted by on May 12th, 2015

This week I have the pleasure of attending the “Getting Into and Out of Mitosis” Workshop organised by The Company of Biologists. On Sunday, renowned experts and early-career scientists alike travelled to Wiston House in West Sussex, UK, to listen to the latest research, ask questions and discuss results in the field of cell division.[…]

From Stem Cells to Human Development: the video

Posted by on November 13th, 2014

We have previously posted about the workshop that Development organised in September, titled ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’. We provided a general summary of the meeting, as well as an overview of the stem cells ethics discussion that took place at the workshop. In addition, we have just published a video on this workshop on our YouTube[…]

Human Stem Cell research: new ethical questions?

Posted by on October 21st, 2014

The Ethics Session at the Company of Biologists “From Stem Cells to Human Development” workshop Last September the Company Of Biologists organized an exciting three-day dive into the biology of human stem cells and their use to study human development and regeneration (look out for the full meeting report in Development, coming soon, and Katherine[…]

‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’ – A Company of Biologists’ Workshop

Posted by on October 3rd, 2014

Last week, several of the Company of Biologists’ team de-camped to Surrey for our latest Workshop ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’. Unlike previous events, this was a larger meeting, with 112 participants from all over the world. Organised by the editors of Development, the theme of the meeting (as implied by the title!) was[…]

Company of Biologists Workshop – Growth, Division and Differentiation – Day 3 – afternoon

Posted by on October 7th, 2011

As a follow up to Ben Martynoga’s post from yesterday, here is some more information on the topics covered in this excellent workshop that took place a couple of weeks ago. After extensive revolutions around the cell cycle in many of the previous sessions, Ryoichiro Kageyama introduced quite a different rhythm to the meeting in[…]