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Beddington medal 2020 nominations: Deadline 15th February.

The Beddington Medal is the BSDB’s major commendation to promising young biologists, awarded for the best PhD thesis in Developmental Biology defended in the year previous to the award. It was announced in 2002 [letter #23/2] and first awarded in 2004.   Rosa Beddington was one of the greatest talents and inspirational leaders in the […]

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Kathryn Anderson (1952-2020)

We are all saddened by the loss of Kathryn Anderson, who made great contributions to both the UK and International developmental biology community. Please read this obituary, composed by Phil Ingham, who knew her well.   My friend and colleague, Kathryn Anderson, who died on November 30th, was a brilliant developmental geneticist who made seminal […]

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The Company of Biologists and Journal of Cell Science launch FocalPlane, a new microscopy community site

FocalPlane is a trusted online meeting place to connect people, products, resources and information from the microscopy community. Microscopy is a discipline that unites biologists across all areas of research. A frequently cited difficulty is the gap in knowledge sharing between microscopy experts and non-experts. Technical language can make the field feel exclusive and intimidating […]

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Postponement of ISD/BSDB Joint meeting

The 2020 ISD/BSDB Joint meeting, originally planned for September this year, has been postponed due to concerns about Covid-19.  The meeting will be postponed by two years in order to avoid a clash with the autumn 2021 ISDB meeting. The ISD/BSDB meeting will now take place on  4-8 September 2022. It will still take place in the beautiful setting […]

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