Announcement: PTMs in Cell Signaling conference

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Excellent meeting coming up

Originally posted on Buried Treasure:

Two years ago, I was one of the organizers of the 2nd Copenhagen Bioscience Conference entitled PTMs in Cell Signaling . I think it is fair to describe it as a highly successful meeting, and it is my great pleasure to announce that we will be organizing a second meeting on the topic September 14-18, 2014.

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My co-chairs Jeremy Austin Daniel, Michael Lund Nielsen, and Amilcar Flores Morales have managed to put together the following excellent lineup of invited speakers:

Alfonso Valencia, Chris Sander, David Komander, Gary Nolan, Genevieve Almouzni, Guillermo Montoya, Hanno Steen, Henrik Daub, John Blenis, John Diffley, John Tainer, Karolin Luger, Marcus Bantscheff, Margaret Goodell, Matthias Mann, Michael Yaffe, Natalie Ahn, Pedro Beltrao, Stephen Elledge, Tanya Paull, Tony Hunter, Yang Shi, Yehudit Bergman, and Yosef Shiloh.

All conference expenses are covered, which means that there will be no registration fee and no expenses for…

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The VizbiPlus Challenge: Call for Entries

The VizbiPlus Challenge: Call for Entries

Want to win a very cool Wacom Cintiq 13HD!

Got some amazing Science Artwork you want to show off? 

Then why not enter the VizbiPlus Challenge

 

Amazing Video “Cancer is Not One Disease”

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Awesome Video on cancer with some very cool animations !

https://www.youtube.com/BlajAw8exg4

Originally posted on The Cell Division Lab:

Here is an amazing video put together by the very talented Kate Patterson here at the Garvan. We were very lucky to be able to provide some technical advice for the video which was a great honour.

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Funny T-shirt ! Lord of the Sphincters

Funny T-shirt ! Lord of the Sphincters

Funny T-shirt !

A brief introduction to Mitosis

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Great intro into Mitosis

Originally posted on The Cell Division Lab:

Here is a slide that I made and often use at the beginning of my talks to briefly explain what mitosis is. The images are taken from a live cell that we have labelled with fluorescent probes to highlight the DNA (red) and microtubules (green).

Enjoy !

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A brief Intro to Greatwall Kinase…The King of Mitosis

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Nice intro into this exciting new gene !

Originally posted on The Cell Division Lab:

Our favourite protein in the lab is Greatwall kinase. It was first discovered in 2004 to be critical for cell division in fruit flies (1,2) . The trail then went cold for a few years as to its exact function, but in 2009, while I was working as a post-doc in France, I was fortunate enough to be in the lab that uncovered its exciting mode of action. For cells to get into mitosis they must activate a key protein called cyclin dependent kinase 1 (Cdk1). I like to think of this as the accelerator in a car. So to get moving cells push on the gas!
And conversely to get out of mitosis you need to hit the brakes. These brakes are the phosphatases which reverse the action of kinases like Cdk1. That’s great but what is missing from this equation?
Well like any car it’s pretty useless without…

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Icy: More Excellent free Microscopy software !

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ICY is some great free software that goes extends beyond image J and provides some more advanced tools and a nicer GUI.

There are also a heap of cool plugins available including a new one called Active cell, which makes it quick and easy to outline a cell in either 2D or 3D !  There is also a nice review of this plugin here.

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