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Workshop – Chromatin-Based Regulation of Development

The Company of Biologists Workshop ‘Chromatin-Based Regulation of Development’ took place at Wiston House, West Sussex (UK) between 14 -17 April 2019.

Organised by Benoit Bruneau and Joanna Wysocka, the workshop fostered an open

Photoimmunotherapy – shedding a new light on glioblastoma treatment

Dr. Malgorzata Kucinska in the lab

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a grade IV brain tumor, is the most common malignant primary brain cancer in adults. Patients with GBM have a poor prognosis following standard therapy, with a 5-year survival rate of only 3-5%. Although novel therapies against GBM have been tested, the standard care has remained unaltered for over 15 years.

What happens at a Journal Meeting organised by The Company of Biologists?

From stem cells to human development group

Who better to tell you than someone who has been to one? Antonio Barral Gil, a PhD student in Miguel Manzanare’s Lab at CNIC (The Spanish Center for Cardiac Research) in Madrid, attended Development’s Meeting “From stem cells to human development” in September 2018.

Intern – Sam Holden

I undertook my PIPS internship at The Company of Biologists in the Spring of 2018. I wanted to get a feel for what the publishing industry is like from the ‘other side’, as it were, as well as a more general interest in exploring a career in science outside of the laboratory.

From left to right: Julija Hmeljak (Reviews Editor), Sam Holden (PIPS Data Intern), Máté Pálfy (preLights Community Manager) and Claire Moulton (Publisher).

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.

Putting forces under the microscope with a Travelling Fellowship

The three-dimensional mechanical forces generated during the activation of T lymphocytes have been quantified at unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution. To do so, Postdoctoral Researcher Huw Colin-York from the Fritzsche Group, which studies Biophysical Immunology at the University of Oxford, travelled to the laboratory of Prof Dong Li at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Biophysics, Beijing, courtesy of a Travelling Fellowship from the Journal of Cell Science.

Workshop – Evo-Chromo

The Company of Biologists Workshop ‘Evo-Chromo: Towards an Integrative Approach of Chromatin Dynamics Across Eukaryotes’ took place at Wiston House, West Sussex, UK, from 4 to 7 November 2018.

Prof. Simon Maddrell – forging success from physiology to finance

The distinguished career of Prof. Simon Maddrell, Emeritus Honorary Professor of Integrative Physiology at Cambridge University, has long been intertwined with the history of The Company of Biologists, and particularly with Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB).

A long (microbial) journey…

By Prof. Genoveva F. Esteban, Bournemouth University, UK

This is the story of a journey that started a few years back with the finding of a rare community of single-celled organisms in a small and isolated pond in a Dorset nature reserve.

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.

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