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Early development: the journey from oocyte to embryo

Posted by on April 3rd, 2020

Meeting report: 2nd EMBO workshop “Awakening of the genome: the maternal-to-zygotic transition”   Amanda Amodeo1*, Johanna Gassler2* and Ksenia Kuznetsova3*, Philip Zegerman4   *These authors contributed equally Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Carl Icahn Laboratory Washington Rd., Princeton University. Princeton, NJ 08544 Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA), Vienna Biocenter[…]

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[…]

The fair winds of science: LASDB 2019 in Buenos Aires

Posted by on December 18th, 2019

The Latin American Society for Developmental Biology was founded almost two decades ago and has become a vital hub for researchers across the region. Its biennial meetings bring the community together and also attract leading researchers based elsewhere. At the end of October this year the meeting was held in Buenos Aires, the grand old[…]

The 2019 North of England Cell Biology Forum

Posted by on July 2nd, 2019

This annual 1-day symposium brings together cell biologists from the North of England. There is a full day of talks and a poster session where junior scientists are encouraged to present their work. PhD students and post-docs are invited to apply for oral and/or poster presentations; prizes will be awarded on the day. Date: Thursday,[…]

Meeting Report: Polyploidy in Organ Development, Repair, and Disease

Posted by on April 16th, 2019

Polyploidy is a conserved and frequently occurring phenomenon whose impact on organismal health and disease is poorly understood.  This first symposium focused on Polyploidy was organized by Don Fox (Duke University), Vicki Losick (MDI Biological Laboratory), and Adrienne Roeder (Cornell University), and took place at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on October 13-14,[…]

The 1st Crick-Beddington Developmental Biology Symposium: Meeting Summary

Posted by on February 15th, 2019

  The Francis Crick Institute held the 1st Crick-Beddington Developmental Biology Symposium last week, beginning on Monday the 4th of February. The two-day meeting was held in honour of the memory of leading UK embryologist, Rosa Beddington FRS (right), head of the Division of Mammalian Development at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)[…]

1st Crick-Beddington Developmental Biology Symposium

Posted by on October 30th, 2018

The 1st Developmental Biology Symposium will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London on 4-5 February 2019: https://www.crick.ac.uk/crick-beddington-symposium This two-day symposium will showcase the best in developmental biology across the life course. From embryogenesis through to ageing, areas of current excitement in the field will be highlighted by plenary talks from 15 internationally renowned speakers, along[…]

Utah Fish Conference 2018: Meeting Summary

Posted by on October 25th, 2018

The Zebrafish Interest Group at the University of Utah held its first Utah Fish Conference (UFC) on October 8, 2018. The conference was organized by pre- and post-doctoral trainees to celebrate the University’s Zebrafish Interest Group (ZIG), as well as to unite the Mountain West fish community. This 1-day event hosted over 80 attendees from[…]

YEN Conference 2018: Abstract submission and registration is open!

Posted by on April 11th, 2018

***Abstract Deadline is Saturday, 14th April!*** Young Embryologist Network Conference 2018 14th May 2018 The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK   This year we are pleased to announce Professor Wolf Reik as our keynote speaker. His research group, based at the Babraham Institute, investigates the roles of epigenetic gene regulation in mammalian development. We are also honoured to[…]

How to win a conference prize

Posted by on December 11th, 2017

Or, at least, produce nice posters while trying. Students on average author 1-3 papers and produce at least three times that many conference posters***. At large meetings, such as the ASCB, thousands of posters are presented each year. While presenting posters is popular, posters sessions evoke mixed feelings: they are often late in the evening,[…]