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Life after a Travelling Fellowship

6 April 2021

With much of the world still ground to a halt, we’ve missed sharing stories from our Travelling Fellowship recipients. These grants provide early-career researchers with the means to visit international labs and while travel remains restricted, we decided to use this time to catch up with some of our previous recipients.

How to improve your scientific writing

4 March 2021

‘If you are a scientist and you want to succeed, you must become a writer,’ writes John Wallingford in his #DevBiolWriteClub on the Node. He is, of course, absolutely right – biologists really are storytellers.

2020 at The Company of Biologists

4 January 2021

Despite the numerous challenges of 2020, The Company of Biologists had an incredibly successful year with a lot of long-term projects and new ventures coming to fruition. Here’s a lowdown of our lowdown of 2020.

16 years of Open Access publishing: our OA journey

20 October 2020 (last updated 25 March 2021)

There has been a profound change in the scholarly communication landscape over the past two decades, with a profusion of new publishing and subscription models from commercial and not-for-profit publishers.

Five tips to make the most of a virtual meeting

15 October 2020

After the success of our Development Virtual Meeting 2020, ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’, we’ve been thinking about how to get the most out of a virtual meeting.

How The Company of Biologists supports early-career researchers

8 March 2021

Early-career researchers (ECRs) are our future leaders in biology and it is vital that we support them in the first stages of their academic careers. 

Engaging Chinese biologists with WeChat

29 January 2021

Social media gets a hard time these days, and in some instances rightly so. For the scientific community however, it’s a powerful platform for informal science communication and fruitful collaborations.

An interview with Dawei Sun

16 November 2020

Dawei Sun has just finished his PhD in Dr Emma Rawlins’ lab at The Gurdon Institute here in Cambridge, UK. He has remained in the city with his wife for the duration of the pandemic. In the middle of the UK’s second lockdown we met him, virtually, to find out how he is doing, hear about the triumphs and tribulations of his PhD, and discuss his experience of studying in the UK.

A Travelling Fellowship unravels 3D chromatin structure

16 October 2020

Three-dimensional chromatin architecture is vital for cell functionality. In recent years, there’s been a marked increase in the effort to bridge the gap between transcription activity and 3D chromatin structure.

The mysterious case of the cassowary casque

15 October 2020

For biologists around the world, the UK’s Natural History Museum is one of the most significant icons in the field. Housing 80 million items spanning 4.5 billion years, the Museum first opened its doors in 1881 and is known as the leading centre of natural history and research in the world.

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