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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Making Babies and Getting Organised: Celebrating Hilde Mangold and Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch

Posted by on September 10th, 2020

In this episode we’re going back to the very beginning, telling the stories of the midwives of the field of developmental genetics, two talented researchers whose work helped to reveal the secrets of life in its very earliest stages: Hilde Mangold and Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch.

Conversations with my parents (about adult chondrogenesis and spontaneous cartilage repair in the skate, Leucoraja erinacea)

Posted by on June 23rd, 2020

One night, during the summer of 2012, I found myself sitting in a cottage in Woods Hole, trying to explain to my parents why I’d spent much of my professional life studying the little skate (Figure 1). I was a postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University at the time, and working almost exclusively with skate as[…]

Research Highlight #4: Macrophages in human development

Posted by on June 1st, 2020

Today we return our interest to human development, focusing on a special blood cell: the macrophage. Produced in multiple, stem cell-independent waves, macrophages colonize the developing foetus early on, forming several tissue-resident populations. This includes the microglia which are essential for brain and spinal cord development. In this paper, the authors looked into macrophage development[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: From one generation to the next – the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren

Posted by on May 21st, 2020

Kat Arney reflects on the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren, one of the leading embryologists of the 20th century.

Postdoctoral position in GRNs controlling cell identity and morphogenesis in molluscs

Posted by on January 2nd, 2020

The Lyons Lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (a department at U.C. San Diego) is recruiting a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar to support research projects funded by an NIH MIRA award.  The Lyons Lab (www.lyonslab.org) focuses on cell type differentiation and morphogenesis with a particular interest in how these processes evolve.  The postdoc will contribute to[…]

Two Postdoctoral Positions (Experimental & Bioinformatician) @ Babraham Institute

Posted by on October 15th, 2019

We are seeking to recruit two talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist to investigate the molecular regulation of lineage specification during the development of human preimplantation embryos. One position is for an experimental researcher and one position is for a bioinformatician. These new posts are part of the exciting Wellcome-funded Human Developmental Biology Initiative[…]

Embryos on the front, embryologists on the back

Posted by on January 23rd, 2019

Applications for Embryology 2019 are due on February 1. Apply here! In this post, I share how I learned about the Embryology course, what made me apply and what I brought back from it.   Nerdy embryology t-shirts A couple of months ago, I was attending a scientific conference on cell fate in Roscoff, northern[…]

Mouse embryology

Posted by on October 30th, 2018

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It’s alive! But what is it?

Posted by on July 5th, 2018

Iain Martyn & Tatiane Kanno share their experiences of the discovery of the human organizer   “It’s alive!”     Iain’s first impressions   “Hybrid human chicken embryos: HALF HUMAN – HALF CHICKEN abomination created in US lab” was my favourite headline reporting on our work1.  While the headline and accompanying article managed to miss the[…]

Richard Gardner is the 2018 BSDB Waddington Medal winner

Posted by on April 16th, 2018

The Waddington Medal is the only national Developmental Biology award in the UK. It honours outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community. The medal is awarded annually at the BSDB Spring Meeting, where the recipient presents the Waddington Medal Lecture. Here we introduce the 2018 winner Richard Gardner who won the[…]