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The SDB-BSDB Interview Chain: Zarah Löf-Öhlin interviews Niteace Whittington

Posted by , on 12 August 2014

Last March we interviewed Zarah Löf-Öhlin, who won the BSDB poster prize at the joint meeting of the British Societies for Cell Biology and Developmental Biology. Zarah’s prize was to ...

Use it or Lose it: Insights on neuronal connections in the vertebrate retina

Posted by , on 18 May 2014

This is the final post from our developmental neurobiology seminar this semester. Two students wrote about our discussion of the importance of neuronal activity during synaptogenesis and their professor combined ...

Is ageing in our blood?

Posted by , on 13 February 2012

The ability to learn and form memories are cognitive functions associated with the brains ability to produce and co-ordinate new neurons effectively. These cognitive abilities are well known to degenerate ...

First course on insect neuroscience and Drosophila neurogenetics in Uganda

Posted by , on 7 October 2011

This is the first post of others to come on the first course on insect neuroscience and Drosophila neurogenetics in Uganda, that is being partially funded by The Company of ...

OIST Developmental Neurobiology Course 2011

Posted by , on 20 September 2011

Okinawa institute of Science and technology (OIST), situated on Okinawa Island is an ideal and inspiring place to discuss and learn science. The student participants and mentors of the developmental ...

An interview with Magdalena Götz

Posted by , on 1 August 2011

(This interview originally appeared in Development.) Magdalena Götz is the Director of the Institute for Stem Cell Research at the Helmholtz Center and Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. ...

The story behind the screen - flashbacks from the first RNAi screen in a whole vertebrate

Posted by , on 9 May 2011

The story of our recently released Development paper ‘FatJ acts via the Hippo mediator Yap1 to restrict the size of neural progenitor cell pools’ ( involves hundreds of dozens ...

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