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Workshop – Symbiosis in the microbial world

The Company of Biologists Workshop ‘Symbiosis in the microbial world: from ecology to genome evolution’ took place at Wiston House, West Sussex, UK, from 5 to 9 November 2017.

Data protection – our promise to you

At The Company of Biologists we take the security of your personal data very seriously. In this video we explain our views on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and our data protection promise to you.

PIPS intern − Caitlin McQueen

I carried out my PIPS placement at The Company of Biologists – a decision largely driven by my interest in gaining insight into the publishing process in preparation for submitting my own articles, and also to find out more about publishing as an alternative career path after my PhD.

Katherine Brown (Development),  Caitlin McQueen (intern), Rachel Hackett (Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open) and Sharon Ahmad (Journal of Cell Science).

Why apply for a funded place at one of our Workshops?

Early-career scientists can apply for a funded place at one of our Workshops. This is a great opportunity that could enhance your career in various ways. Watch the video to hear from some of our previous attendees on why they applied and how it has benefited them.

Camille Viaut, a PIPS intern from the University of East Anglia

“This internship was a great introduction to the Publishing world. I worked in a nice and stimulating environment, as part of a team, and was supervised by two mentors who helped me to complete my projects and answered all my questions. I think that was a very good experience for me, as a PhD student, working in a completely different but still science-related field.”

Workshop – Thinking beyond the dish

The Company of Biologists Workshop ‘Thinking beyond the dish: taking in vitro neural differentiation to the next level’ took place at Wiston House, West Sussex, UK, from 4 to 7 February 2018.

Intern – Sarah Morson

In the autumn of 2017 I undertook my PIPs internship at The Company of Biologists, the publisher behind five major journals including Development – the journal which hosts the community site the Node. I was keen to experience the publishing side of science, and see what a non-academic career in science could be like.

Aidan Maartens (the Node Community Manager) and Sarah Morson (intern).

Why propose a topic for one of our Workshops?

Getting involved as an organiser for one of our Workshops is easy. We focus on the logistics, so you can focus solely on the science. Are you thinking about proposing a topic for one of our Workshops? Watch this video to hear from some of our previous organisers.

The Company of Biologists: who we are and what we do

The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publisher that exists to support biologists and inspire biology.

Message in a bottle

Message in a bottle (image from the MBA Archive)

George Parker Bidder III, the founder of The Company of Biologists, was an eminent marine biologist. While working at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth in the early 1900s, Bidder released over 1,000 bottles into the North Sea as part of his investigations into water movements (in comparison with the direction of plaice migration). The majority were trawled up by fishermen, but some of the bottles were presumed to be lost for ever.

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